Pair of Abstract Degele Helmet Masks
Senufo Tribe, Ivory Coast
Wood, vegetable fiber

H: 27"
Inventory # 10563

Pairs of helmet masks such as these were owned by men’s secret societies known as Ponno. Each society kept one male/female pair in its sacred forest. The figures were carved without arms, and their bodies are dramatically reduced to a column of two-faceted rings.  

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