'This mask is dedicated to the African man, which I affectionately called 'Agya Kofi.' It is generally meant to appraise the role of a father,' says Kobina Asmah as he explains the mask's symbolism. In the Akan language, agya means father, and Kofi is the name usually given to a male born on a Friday. Asmah carves the sese wood mask by hand and adorns it with colorful glass beads and brass on the chin. The opened round mouth denotes the Akan's outspoken nature, the cap his social class, and his wide eyes represent his ability to scrutinize and impart judgment on issues.
- Sese wood, glass beads, brass
- 1.30 lbs
- 12.3 inches H x 6.3 inches W x 3.3 inches D