Lot: 145

95th Tribal Art Auction

Hornbill mask

Burkina Faso, Nuna

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
British Collection (1960s/70s) H: 28.7 inch 1500 EUR
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, pigments, plant fibre,
The hornbill ("Bucorvus abysinicus") is associated by the ethnic groups of Burkina Faso with the spirit world.

Roy, Christopher D., Land of the flying masks, München 2007, ill. 57 ff.