Tribal mask

African Bobo Tribe Large 67" Antelope Tribal Wood, Pigment, Early 20th Century


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Item specifics
  • Material:
    Wood
  • Place of Origin:
    Burkina Faso
  • Height:
    67 in.
  • Width:
    9 in.
  • Depth:
    24 in.


Mars Palm Beach Estate Holdings African Bobo Tribe Large 67" Antelope Tribal Wood, Pigment, Early 20th Century Click on image to enlarge A stunning 67" tall x 24" W. Antelope African headdress mask in a wonderful hand-carved naturally aged wood, with amazing decorated red and black dark pigmented geometric patterned patina with age and repairs from use -the African Bobo Tribe-Burkina Faso- AFRICAN ART HAS BEEN ADMIRED AND COLLECTED FOR ALMOST TWO CENTURIES AND HAS INFLUENCED CONTEMPORARY MODERN ART IN MANY WAYS. TYPIFIED IN DERIVATIVE WORK BY PICASSO; CONTEMPORARY MODERN ART HAS INHERITED ASPECTS OF FORM AND CONTENT FROM THE AFRICAN AESTHETIC. UNJUSTLY CITED AS "PRIMITIVE ART", AFRICAN SCULPTURE IN ACTUALITY IS AN EXTREMELY SOPHISTICATED ART FORM. THE SPIRIT, RITUALS, AND CEREMONIES ASSOCIATED WITH ALL TRIBAL ART CLOSES AN AESTHETIC GAP BETWEEN THE JUNGIAN ARCHETYPE AND MODERN ART AS WE KNOW IT! TO UNDERSTAND TRIBAL ART AND THE SPIRITUAL POWER IT EMBODIES COMPLETES A NECESSARY EMOTIONAL CYCLE, WHICH CAN HELP LEAD TO THE TOTAL COMPREHENSION OF CONTEMPORARY ART. THE UNDENIABLE POWER OF TRIBAL ART, AND THE ABILITY TO INTEGRATE AESTHETICS INTO RITUAL AND DAILY LIFE, IS THE WELLSPRING OFFERED IN THIS SCULPTURE. Provenance- The Edith Hale Harkness Estate-America's Society Heiress to Standard Oil Fame & Fortune.
OF THE PERIOD Tribal PLACE OF ORIGIN Burkina Faso DATE OF MANUFACTURE Early to Mid-20th Century PERIOD Mid-20th Century MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Wood CONDITION Good. Cracks,minor losses, horn repair, pigment, and crusting which may be from ceremonial use..aged and worn desirable appearance in tribal art. WEAR Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor fading. DIMENSIONS 67 in.Hx9 in.Wx24 in.D 170 cmHx23 cmWx61 cmD DEALER LOCATION West Palm Beach, FL NUMBER OF ITEMS 1 About Us Our private 4 generation family...

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