Origin: Dogon ethnic group, Mali

Dated: 1990s


A zoomorphic mask depicting a symbolic image of a hare. The object is decorated with multicolored polychrome in white and black, as well as in red ocher. The front part of the hood has two vertical, rectangular niches (with triangular eye openings inside) and long, rounded at the ends, ears. The facial part of the mask is decorated with a pattern of black dots. On the back of the mask there is a weave of natural string to form a net. This net is used to hold the mask on the dancer's head.

The purchase of the masks collection was subsidized by the National Institute for Museums and Public Collections.

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