Obosomase Healer

African Horror Mask Handcrafted

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SKU: 41299
Obosomase is a small township near Aburi in Eastern Ghana. Literally, obosom ase means 'under the influence of God.' The title alludes to a fetish healer who is garbed in all the essences of his spiritual profession. Prince Amartey presents a captivating 'horror' mask, its prominent features - such as the forehead, cheeks and mouth - exemplifying the patience and artistic cunning of a master. Adorned with aluminum plates and brass accents, the beard of stringy jute fibers completes the imposing allure.

The work is treated with a light layer of china clay (kaolin) and white wood mix to provide an antique-like effect.
  • Sese wood, aluminum, brass, jute
  • Features an aged antique finish
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Intended as wall decor
  • 5.91 lbs
  • 15.3 inches H x 7.5 inches W x 3.9 inches D
  • Made in Ghana

Meet the Artist

Prince Amartey