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African-style Decorative Mask on stand I
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Masks fusing a human face on top of another is rare in traditional African art.  More typical is a human face surmounted by a full human figure or animal such as the masterpieces of the Bobo-Fing peoples of the Bobo-Dioulasso region of Upper Volta.  This mask  also brings to mind the dance masks of the Lo Society of the Senufo peoples of the Korhogo region, Ivory Coast.  Lo Society masks replace ancestor masks with ones composed of two equal size identical human faces joined together.  The display of masks on stands is not authentic either, but this is still a nicely conceived decorative mask as can be seen in both frontal and side views.  It  would be a striking addition to a room in any home or office.  Resin and wood.  Imported ca.2006.

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