This cap mask was used as a headdress for ceremonial dances. It is carved
from wood and has an old surface of stretched antelope skin. The rich
red brown color of the antelope skin imparts the mask with both a smooth
finish and warm sheen. The base of the head is woven with rattan which
was attached to the head of a dancer. This mask is a compelling sculpture
with cubistic lines and a formidable expression.
Two teeth are missing, otherwise, the figure is in excellent condition.
It stands 9.5 inches tall.
SOLD / IN19