Helmet mask of "DO", diety, guardian of village

Title

Helmet mask of "DO", diety, guardian of village

Identifier

1976.MA.16.4

Subject

African, Oceanic & New World Cultures

Description

Bobo helmet mask, cock crest, dark wook painted dark brown in geometric pattern on helmet area. Fiber extends 60 cm. from the back and sides of the bottom of the wood. The mask is a representation of the "Do" deity, a guardian demon of the village.

Creator

Bobo

Format

Helmet mask
Wood and hemp
Overall: 8 7/16" x 22 3/4" (21.4 x 57.8 cm)

Date

c. 1920

Donor

Gift of Ralph ('65) and Barbara Drake ('68) Bresler

Files

1976.MA.16.4.jpg
1976.MA.16.4_2.jpg

Collection

Citation

Bobo, “Helmet mask of "DO", diety, guardian of village,” Miami University Art Museum, accessed May 16, 2022, https://miamiuniversityartmuseum.omeka.net/items/show/1042.