Contemporary African craft tribal mask with stand. The warlike history of the Songye influences the confrontational nature of their art. In addition to stirking fear in the hearts of their enemies, the Songye mask is also used to intimidate and frighten away malicious spirits who cause disasters like disease, fire, and floods. Handmade in Cameroon. Steel stand made in Canada. Measures 7.5 x 12 x 5 in.19 in. tall with stand.