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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, Côte 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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  • 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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