Elephant Strength

Painted Sese Wood and Aluminum Wall Mask from Ghana

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SKU: 286776
Description
Artisan Rapheal L. Commey of Ghana designs and hand-carves this unique wall mask. Aluminum plates with circle motifs enhance the sese wood face, which is finished with paint and clay. At the top of the mask's head, the artisan carves a small elephant whose trunk extends to form the mask's nose. The artisan calls the mask Shuo, which means 'elephant' in the Ga language.
  • Sese wood, aluminum, clay
  • 1.39 lbs
  • 18 inches H x 6 inches W x 3 inches D
  • Made in Ghana

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