Antique African Wooden Dogon Mask
14"W x 4"D x 25.5"H - Africa - Wood
The Dogon mask, typically called Kanaga and worn primarily at rituals called dama, which is a collective funerary rite for Dogon men. The goal of the ritual is to ensure safe transport of the souls of deceased family members away from the village to the world of the ancestors. It also marks the end of the mourning period for the deceased.