A Baule mask, Ivory Coast, of oval hollowed form, a small pointed mouth beneath a slender nose leading to high arched brows, pierced crescent eyes, wearing an incised, striated coiffure, capped by mounted two disc-like structures which are decorated with different patterns, the face framed by a rim bordered with a pierced serrated decoration, pierced through at the rim for attachment; reddish surface, traces of age and ritual use, several old cracks, incl. stand.
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.
600 – 700,- Euro
Height: 38 cm
Weight: 1,1 kg