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Large Vintage Bobo Crocodile Mask from Burkina Faso

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Bobo Nuna/Bwa Crocodile Mask from Burkina Faso. A crocodile is related to the water spirit who represents fertility and prosperity. This large mask is unique as it is carved out of a single piece of wood with a body covered in white pattern detail, a long tail, legs – and protruding snout with large, carved teeth.

Animal-shaped masks are among the primary sculpted art forms from the people of Burkina Faso. Characteristics include terracotta and white colored geometric designs – and numerous checkered, chevron, triangular and circular motifs along with round eyes with square-shaped protruding mouths.

This is a statement piece for a residential or commercial setting.  

Place of Origin: Burkina Faso

Date of Manufacture: 1970s–1980s

Condition: Very Good

Wear: Consistent with age and use. Please refer to pictures.

Dimensions: 62 in. L X 11 in. W X 8.5 in. H

Reference: The Art of Africa, Elsy Leuzinger (pgs. 84–86)

Large Vintage Bobo Crocodile Mask...

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