A Baule mask of the Kpan-type, from the region Bouaké, village Sakassou, Ivory Coast, of hollowed oval form and with a broad rim, a small pointed mouth showing the teeth beneath a triangular nose ending in high arched brows, framed by crescent eyes, the eyelids half closed, scarification marks at the corners of the mouth, the temples and on the forehead, a very fine grooved hairline and a domed hairstyle, the face encircled by a zigzag line, pierced through at the rim for attachment; heavy, hard wood, an aged patina with red and black pigments, traces of ritual use, several cracks, incl. stand. Provenance Mohamed Belo Garba.
Lit.: Susan M. Vogel: Baule: African Art Western Eye, 1997, p. 169 (169-187); Bernard de Grunne: Über den Baule-Stil und seine Meister. In: Eberhard Fischer/Lorenz Homberger: Afrikanische Meister. Kunst der Elfenbeinküste, Zurüch 2014, p. 81-106; Alain-Michel Boyer: Baule. Visions of Africa, Milan 2008.
800 – 1.000,- Euro
Height: 38 cm
Weight: 1,7 kg