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unknown Burkinabe (Burkina Fasian)
Primary



Winiama Gurunusi Mask

Late19th century - Mid 20th century
Wood and fabric

20 1/4 in. x 11 in. x 11 1/4 in. (51.44 cm x 27.94 cm x 28.58 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 99.3.49
Other Number(s): 43 (Sotheby's Lot Number)
10 (43) (Neufeld Collection Number)
Geography: Africa, Burkina Faso, Central Burkina Faso
Classification: Ceremonial and Performance Artifacts; Masks
Culture/Nationality: Winiama, Southern Bwa, Burkinabé, West African, African
Collection: Neufeld Collection

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This object has the following keywords:
  • African - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Africa, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Burkina Faso - Style and culture of the people of Burkina Faso.
  • masques - Short allegorical dramatic entertainments performed by masked performers, popular in the 16th and 17th centuries.
  • West African - Styles and cultures from the region comprising the westernmost area of the African continent, defined by the United Nations as including the modern nations of Benin, Burkina Faso, CĂ´te d'Ivoire, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.
  • wood - The principal tissue of trees and other plants that provides both strength and a means of conducting nutrients. Wood is one of the most versatile materials known.

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Provenance History
  • Owner Name: Mace Neufeld and Helen Katz Neufeld, Class of 1953
    Role: Donor
    Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, US
    Ownership End Date: 12/20/1996


Bibliography List
The following Bibliography exist for this object:
  • Important Tribal Art Sotheby's . New York, NY, 1989
    Figure Number: 43
  • "African Heritage Document and Research Center." (Accessed June 11, 2020): AHDRC.eu. Record No: 0005901.

Comparanda List
The following Comparanda exist for this object:
  • Christopher D. Roy, "Traditional Sculpture from Upper Volta." African Arts 13, no. 2 (1980): 74.
  • "African Heritage Document and Research Center." (Accessed June 11, 2020): AHDRC.eu. Record No.: 0142129.
  • "African Heritage Document and Research Center." (Accessed June 11, 2020): AHDRC.eu. Record No.: 0005949.

Related Bibliography List
The following Related Bibliography exist for this object:
  • Christopher D. Roy, "Traditional Sculpture from Upper Volta." African Arts 13, no. 2 (1980): 74.
  • Ruth Kuykendall, "The Art of Upper Volta." African Arts 10, no. 3 (April 1977): 68.
  • Christopher D. Roy, "The Spread of Mask Styles in the Black Volta Basin." African Arts 20, no. 4 (August 1987): 40-90.

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