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Proceeds from print sales go directly to our Ghanaian partner NGOs to support education, school feeding programs, and child slave rehabilitation.
Photographs are printed at the photo matt paper and are available in 3 sizes:
6 x 8 inch - £10 (+tax and shipment)
9 x 12 inch - £20 (+tax and shipment)
12 x 16 inch - £40 (+tax and shipment)
International shipment is available.
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African Amazons, Female Ceremonial Wooden Face Mask from Dahomey region (Benin)
The mask from the region of the kingdom of Dahomey Amazons, all-female military units, is one of the most unique aspects of the military of the Dahomey kingdom.
This is a fabulous African Ceremonial Female Mask originates from the Dahomey region located in Benin West Africa & depicts a female image wearing a large ceremonial headdress. She has typical scarification (skin cutting) marks to her cheeks, temples & forehead & eyes with viewing slits. Beautifully observed primitive Folk Art, it’s carved from a light weight timber. It would originally have been ornately painted & remnants of white paint can still be seen. An ancient & well used Ceremonial Mask probably employed in Fertility or Marriage rites, it shows lots of age with a few small cracks, wear & chipping to the edges & surface as shown. It is offered in completely ‘as found’ condition with a lovely patina of dust & the scent of a hot African day!