Bwa Bobo horse riding figure
African statue depicting a rider on his mount. Equestrian figure present in the Bwa and Bobo culture, in Burkina Faso.
The figure with the surprising head actually wears a leaf mask of the Do, divinity of new life in spring among the Bobo and Bwa (Bobo Oulé).
The mask is called Bieni; he dances in April and May in Burkina Faso.
The character whose body seems scaled represents a spirit of the forest personified by a dancer covered with a costume of feathers and leaves.
- Presumed dating
- 2nd half XXth
- 35 cm
- Ethnic group
- Tribal art collection France
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