- Mahogany wood
- 71 cm length 20 cm width
African masks are used in rituals and ceremonies. They might serve an important role in rituals or ceremonies to ensure a good harvest, address tribal needs in time of peace or war, or convey spiritual presences in initiation rituals or burial ceremonies. Some masks represent the spirits of deceased ancestors.
In contemporary Africa, masks are no longer as commonly used for tribal ceremonies though they still represent one of the continent's most vibrant contributions to the arts.