A male Baule/Yaure elephant-mask


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Category: SKU: FSB00774


A male Baule/Yaure elephant-mask, Ivory Coast, of hollow oval form, with an elongated trunk, framed by curved tusks, almond-shaped slit-eyes, pierced through at the rim for attachment; natural brownish surface, traces of age and ritual use, incl. stand, provenance Amadou Bouaflé.

This male mask forms a pair with another excellent female Baule/Yaure elephant-mask.

Baule Yaure Mask
Amadou Bouaflé, during his performance on 30.12.2019 in his house in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

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.

500 – 600,- Euro

Height: 43 cm
Weight: 600 g

Additional information

Weight 0.600 kg