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African-style senufo-type mask, framed
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Dogon, Mossi, and Bambara influences are evident in this mask  because of the way an upper decorative part merges well with the simplicity of the way an abstract  face.  A more dominant influence is the gpelihe masks of the Senufo from the Korhogo region of the Ivory Coast.  It has a flat representation of a face, swollen almond-shapedeyes, and long delicate facial features.  The rustic black stained realwood shadow box frame makes the distressed cream over red mask stand out dramatically.  The mask is made out of alabastrite and wood.  Alabastrite is a stone-based rolyresin which can be intricately molded to produce highly detailed works of art.  Imported prior to 2006.
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