Extraordinary Dogon bronze mask with a raised chameleon on the forehead made with lost wax process which make it unique piece , with amazing patina ,
7" h by 4.5" w by 3.25 " d
The chameleon is appreciated as a symbol of protection as it is admired for its intelligence as it has a tremendous capacity to camouflage itself in its surroundings, and possesses all round vision. It is said to protects its wearer against various illnesses
Smaller examples of brass chameleons are worn by children starting at a very young age.