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A Dogon Kanaga Mask
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Description
A carved wooden mask with tall structure in the form of a body, the body of God, with the hands up to the heavens and down towards the earth having ritual significance to the tribe. kanaga masks are worn at rituals called dama, whose goal is to transport the souls of deceased family members away from the village and to enhance the prestige of the deceased and his descendants. The entire mask has painted symbols and designs and shows obvious field use as a dance mask. Dogon peoples, Mali, Africa. The mask measures 42 x 21 inches. Provenance: A Private New Jersey Collection.
Condition
Good, well worn
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A Dogon Kanaga Mask

Estimate $1,500 - $2,500
Feb 19, 2022
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Starting Price $50
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0020: A Dogon Kanaga Mask

Sold for $420
10 Bids
Est. $1,500 - $2,500Starting Price $50
Museum Quality African & Ethnographic Arts
Feb 19, 2022 12:00 PM EST
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Lot 0020 Details

Description
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A carved wooden mask with tall structure in the form of a body, the body of God, with the hands up to the heavens and down towards the earth having ritual significance to the tribe. kanaga masks are worn at rituals called dama, whose goal is to transport the souls of deceased family members away from the village and to enhance the prestige of the deceased and his descendants. The entire mask has painted symbols and designs and shows obvious field use as a dance mask. Dogon peoples, Mali, Africa. The mask measures 42 x 21 inches. Provenance: A Private New Jersey Collection.
Condition
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Good, well worn

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