Evolution-Standing Female Attendant, Bwa Bobo Mask

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Evolution-Standing Female Attendant, Bwa Bobo Mask

2017

Mineral-based composite, mineral pigments, stainless steel

88 x 50 x 195 cm

 

 

Evolution -

Standing Female Attendant, Bwa Bobo Mask

2017

Mineral-based composite, mineral pigments, stainless steel

88 x 50 x 195 cm

 

The dignified and graceful posture of the painted figurines from the Tang Dynasty reflects the Tang Dynasty’s powerful and open society. The court lady wears a West African Bwa ethnic mask. After being masked, the figure presents an indescribable sense of wonder and future. The geometric character of the Bobo-Bwa mask, center of attraction, symbolizes the Sun in the Bwa ethnicity. Such masks were worn during tribal farming celebrations by dancers, who would performed around campfires at night to praise and celebrate the harvest of a year.

 

Evolution-Standing Female Attendant, Bwa Bobo Mask

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