Mossi Mask 2

Donated African Art at PLU mossi-mask
Mossi Mask 2

Artist: Unknown Mossi artist

Name: yatenga mask

Origin: Mossi people of Burkina Faso

Made of: Wood, pigment

Dimensions: H: 57.5” (146 cm) W: 6 5/8” (17cm) D: 7 1/4” (19cm)

From: Cobb Collection, 2010

Accession No. 2010.02.003

Not currently on display

Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso

Description: This mask and its tall plank are painted white and red, with the mask split into halves by teeth like protrusions. Unlike most Mossi masking traditions, the accompanying outfit of this yatenga style mask does not hide the performer’s identity.