Antelope Mask Wall Hanging. African masks should be seen as part of a ceremonial costume, and animals are common subjects in African masks. Animal masks connect people with the spirit world that traditional African beliefs say inhabit the forests and open savannas. An animal is also a symbol of specific virtues. In African mythology, the antelope symbolizes vivacity, velocity, beauty and visual sharpness. Height: 17" Width: 7.5" Artist: Mkankha Brothers Made In: Zimbabwe $58.00
purposes of masks, African art, and the meaning behind some of the symbols/designs commonly used in African art. make the point that African art is always meaningful to the artist, has some symbolic meaning behind the shapes & colors, and is almost always useful or functional. With these key features in mind, students can understand African culture a little deeper.