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Monkey Mask – Wood – Dogon – Mali


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This Dogon mask is notable for its remarkably rigorous and architectural form.

This style of mask is known as dege, the name for a black monkey, a creature noted for its unpredictability, gluttony, and general villainy. The dege mask appears in an “obscene or comic performance” which illustrates these character traits (Richards, “What’s in a Dogon Mask”, Res: Anthropology and Aesthetics, Nos. 49 & 50, 2006, p. 108).

For other masks of this type see the example:

Provenance: Manfred Schäfer collection, ex- gallery owner from Ulm, Germany.

Including professional  custom made stand.

Object: Monkey mask
Ethnic group/ culture: Dogon
Region/ country: Mali
Material: Wood
Period: Mid 20th century
Condition: Good
Sold with stand: Yes
Dimensions: 41×17×12 cm
Weight: 1100 g


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