10480. Ancient Winiama Carved Wood Shrine Figure
Burkina Fasso 19th Century AD
A curious and expressive abstract sculpture composed of a spherical facemask section, pierced at the mouth with an upper section of a human figure extending from the top, the body abstractly thin and the angular arms bent at the elbows and held at waist. Varied nut brown patina and wear and heavy encrustation to surface.