A Baule mask


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Category: SKU: BBC06804


A Baule mask from the region of Tiebissou, an oval face with a small slightly opened and round mouth, the nose long and straight, square scarifications at the root of the nose and at the temples, the coffeebean-shaped eyes closed, semi-circular ears, the chin beard in 4 braids, the striated finely worked coiffure is bordered by scarifications, on top of the head sits a Kalao bird with a big beacon; dark shiny partly scuffed patina. Provenance Mohamed Belo Garba.

Lit.: Susan M. Vogel: Baule: African Art Western Eye, 1997; 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.

500 – 600,- Euro

Height: 33 cm
Weight: 640 g (incl. stand)

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Weight 0.640 kg