Photographs © Tim Hamill
DOGON, Iron Mask 4, 9.5", $200, Mali
These forged iron masks, figures, lamps and other objects exhibit the technical skill and artistry that Dogon blacksmiths brought to their work. They would do the smelting to get the iron from iron ore, then heat and hammer out both the tools and weapons used and the important ritual objects.
The iron masks are wired to hang, but could be mounted as with mask #1(which could be Bamana).
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