Tribal Art

Wan-Nyaka mask, Mossi, Burkina Faso

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Wan-Nyaka mask, Mossi, Burkina Faso

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A fine Wan-Nyaka mask from the Ouagadougou area in southwest Burkina Faso. The Wan-Nyaka mask is a stylized and abstract representation of a small antelope (Gazella rufifrons) called nyaka by the Mossi people. The mask is richly decorated with geometric shapes painted with mineral based pigments.

H 23 cm, W. 17,5 cm, L. 72 cm

Provenance: Collection artist Hardy Strid (1921-2012), Collection Roland Norrman.

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