MOSSI FIGURES, Burkina Faso

MOSSI
Figure 1
10.25" high
$2500

Ex:  Alain Lecomte,  Paris

This Mossi figure has been vetted as being authentic with signs of use and age.


MOSSI
Figure 31
18 " high
$800


Mossi figure 31 has been vetted as being authentic with signs of use and age.

Despite their appearance the Mossi figures below show no evidence of age or use and were probably made to be sold.

MOSSI
Figure 4
20.25 " high
$250

MOSSI
Figure 5
19.25 " high
$250

MOSSI
Figure 32
22.5 " high
$400

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

MOSSI
FIGURES

Figures like these could have been used by either a chief or a commoner.  For a chief it would have been a symbol of office or a memorial after death. The scarification patterns and body adornment were indications of rank. 

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