Re: Mask identification
- Hi Adrian,
The mask has sculptural elements of Pende Kipoko masks, Lega Bwami Society masks, and Songye Kifwebe/Bukishi society masks, as you indicated.
Regards. Andrew Berz
--- In African_Arts@yahoogroups.com, Adrian Lesher <adrian.lesher@...> wrote:
> I purchased this mask about ten years ago at an African street festival in
> Brooklyn. It's quite large and is made of very heavy wood. I've always
> assumed that it is a variation on the frequently seen Songye masks, but
> wonder if I could be wrong. I've always liked the almost art-deco look of
> the piece.