This Dogon mask with a thick encrusted layer of mud mixed with other things is identified as representing a Samo, a member of a neighboring ethnic group with a reputation for aggressive, warlike behavior.
Dogon artists depict many human characters in their masks, and foreigners and marabouts. Most of these characters are with only a few human characters are portrayed in wood. While all of these human masks are somewhat similar in form, wooden Samara warrior masks are usually frightening . .
This finely carved mask has been in my collection the last 20 years.
The crust looks to be made of cotton fibers mixed with chicken blood, earth, etc..
I estimate it’s age from the first half XXth century. It is guaranteed genuine by David Norden a dealer with more than 30 years experience.
A written description will be included in your package. No stand ( but a custom made stand can be ordered).
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