Lot: 156

97th Auction

Zoomorphic mask

Burkina Faso, Winiama (Winye)

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Kunsthandel Jagielski, Hamburg, Germany (1961)
H.G. Hannover, Germany
H: 27.6 inch This object is not available anymore.

wood, pigment residues, rest.

Masks of the Winiama mainly depict bush spirits and spiritual beings who adopted animalic forms. According to van Rijn, the present mask represents a bat.

Roy, Christopher, Art of the Upper Volta Rivers, Paris 1987, p. 204 ff.
Schädler, Karl-Ferdinand, Afrikanische Kunst in Deutschen Privatsammlungen, München 1973, S. 59, Fig. 65