A Baule mask, Ivory Coast, of hollow oval form, with a diagonal striated goatee and vertical patterns in bas-relief encircling the chin beneath a protruding stylized mouth, a slender nose with prominent nostrils, framed by lowered eyelids, topped by arched, patterned brows, a high forehead, circular ears with an embedded triangle, scarification marks on the forehead, cheeks and at the corners of the mouth, above a grooved hairline, a striated, three-parted coiffure, pierced through at the rim for attachment; reddish patina, traces of age, ritual use and 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, Zürich 2014, p. 81-106.
800 – 1.000,- Euro
Height: 34 cm
Weight: 1 kg