Lot: 125

92nd Tribal Art Auction

Antelope mask "wan-nyaka"

Burkina Faso, Mossi / Samo / Dafing

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Duke University, Durham / North Carolina, USA
Mark Eglinton, New York, USA
H: 21.3 inch 2500 EUR
plus 21 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, pigments, handwritten inventory number "1979.55.3" and label This mask with curved horns and bold medial facial crest shows a combination of features from different animals (antelope, rooster). For a comparable mask, attributed to the Samo or Dafing, see Roy (2007), ill. 164.


Roy, Christopher D., Land of the flying masks, München 2007, ill. 164