Photographs © Hamill Gallery
YALI MASK 2
26 " high (mask) - 70" high (with costume) x 20" wide x 17" deep
The left arm of this costume is loose and was clipped up for the photograph. In the back photo of the two horns, note the small chip missing on the right horn and the wear on the tips.
Yali masks, with two horns, are the most important of these Eastern Mossi forms and the one least encountered. The half cylinder form of the mask is broken by a prominent hooked nose. It represented a dwarf spirit.
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