African Senufo Senoufo Firespitter Mask Carved Wood Early 20th Century Nr For Sale

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  WONDERFUL CARVED WOODEN AFRICAN MASK
  LATE EARLY TO MID 20TH CENTURY  
  EXCELLENT CONDITION  
 


   
   

DIMENSIONS   About 18" x 8" x 7 1/2".  
DESCRIPTION

    Beautifully carved Senufo (Senoufo) firespitter mask.  Extended jaws and horns.  Daubed in red and light tan paint.  Carved figure of a monkey on the crown.    commonly used) are an ethno-linguistic group composed of diverse subgroups of Gur-speaking people living in an area spanning from southern Mali and the extreme western corner of Burkina Faso to Katiola in Côte dIvoire. One group, the Nafana, is found in north-western Ghana. The Senufo number somewhere between 1.5 and 2.7 million[1] and speak the various Senufo languages. Korhogo, an ancient town in northern Côte dIvoire dating from the 13th century, is the capital of the Senufo people. The Senufo are predominantly an agricultural people cultivating millet, yams, peanut, and rice.  The mask is called a "firespitter"  because during a ceremony, the dancer would hold in his mouth a swarm of bees. At the penultimate moment, he would exhale the bees through the snout of the mask, earning it the name Firespitter. 
 

 
 
 

 







CONDITION     Excellent.  No condition issues noted.  Rich old dark dry surface patina.  A WONDERFUL TRIBAL AFRICAN MASK.     If you have questions, please e-mail me or call 207-372-1038. If we don’t pick up, please leave your question and we will return your call. TERMS Buyer pays actual shipping cost in the USA, plus $1.50 handling to cover the cost of wrapping, peanuts, labels, etc.  We give domestic buyers a choice of shipping, parcel post or priority mail.  Parcel is cheaper, but please be aware that it is frequently very slow, sometimes well beyond their 3-9 day expected delivery estimate.  International buyers, contact us for a shipping quote. 
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