Bozo Hyena Mask

4515

$895.00

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Bozo
ITEM #:
4515
ETHNICITY:
Bozo
ORIGIN:
Mali
BOZO HYENA MASK:
This superb Bozo mask represents a Hyena, was used in entertainment-based masquerades, and was danced by the men in the community.

Details


African Art

ITEM #:
4515
ETHNICITY:
Bozo
ORIGIN:
Mali
MEDIUM:
Wood, libations.
DIMENSIONS:
19.5″ tall (49.5 cm)
CONDITION:
Very Good.
NOTE:
Display Stand Not Included.


African Art

PROVENANCE:
24 Collection – Miami.


African Art

CATALOGUE NOTE:
The Bozo people from Mali are a fishing people, known as the ‘masters of the river’. ¬†This superb Bozo Hyena mask was used in entertainment-based masquerades and was danced by the men in the community. The modern Bozo Hyena mask is a little more simplified and often painted in brighter polychrome colors.

Being fishermen, the Bozo are a semi-nomadic Malian group that will move their homes according to the seasons that affect the level of the water.