A Carved Senufo Helmet Mask - Ivory Coast - Ca 100 Yrs Old

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This Senufo helmet mask is decorated with horns and a figure. It is called kponyungo or funeral head mask. Helmet masks are used by the Senufo poro society. They are the embodiment of supernatural powers and knowledge of magical formulae, expressed through agressive forms and symbols. Circa 100 years old.
From India
24.5 cm high (wxdxh cms)

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