A Yaure mask, Ivory Coast, of oval hollowed form, a small protruding mouth beneath an emphasized philtrum, a triangular nose ending in high arched striated brows, the eyebrows and the nose are connected in the middle by scarification marks, pierced crescent-shaped eyes, zoomorphic ears projecting outwardly, scarification marks of varied geometric patterns on the cheeks, on the temples and on the forehead, the mask is wearing an intricately incised coiffure, on the top of the head seven horns, a decoration of zigzag patterns along the face, the mask pierced through at the rim for attachment; brown to reddish patina, traces of age and ritual use, 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; Alain-Michel Boyer: Baule. Visions of Africa, Milan 2008.
800 – 1.000,- Euro
Height: 36 cm
Weight: 1.15 kg (incl. stand)