MOSSI STYLE SUKOMSE MASKS, Burkina Faso

In spite of their patina, we believe these examples were made for the collecting market and we have priced them accordingly.


 

MOSSI STYLE
Sukomse Mask 1
wan-nyaka
15" high x 21.5" long
$400

 

MOSSI STYLE
Sukomse Mask 2
antelope
13.5" high x 19.5" long
$400

 

MOSSI STYLE
Sukomse Mask 3
wan-nyaka
14.5" high x 22" long
$400

 

MOSSI STYLE
Sukomse Mask 4
wan-nyaka
17" high x 22" long
$400


 
MOSSI STYLE
Sukomse Mask 6
wan-nyaka
6" high x 17" long
$250

MOSSI STYLE
Sukomse Mask 7
wan-nyaka
6.5" high x 22" long
SOLD


 

MOSSI STYLE
Sukomse Mask 5
wan-nyaka
14" high x 18" long
$400

 

MOSSI STYLE
Sukomse Mask 8
wan-nyaka
19" high x 17" long
$600


Photographs © Hamill Gallery

MOSSI STYLE SUKOMSE MASKS, Burkina Faso

These Ouagadougou or Southern style crest masks represent totems important to various lineages descended from the original farming populations. They are generally worn on top of the head with heavy conical fiber costumes that fall to the ground.

We recommend Land of the Flying Masks: Art and Culture in Burkina Faso (Prestel) by Christopher Roy and Thomas Wheelock.


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