A Yaure mask, Ivory Coat, of hollowed form, the chin with a pointed ornament, a protruding diamond-shaped mouth beneath a slender, slightly curved nose framed by bulging pierced eyes, arching, patterned brows, triangular ears projecting outwardly, scarification marks on the temples, the face is wearing an intricately incised coiffure, on the top of the head two animal figures, the mask encircled by zigzag patterns and pierced through at the rim for attachment; brown partly encrusted patina, traces of kaolin, significant signs of use and ritual use.
Lit.: Susan M. Vogel: Baule: African Art Western Eye, 1997; Eberhard Fischer/Lorenz Homberger: Afrikanische Meister. Kunst der Elfenbeinküste, Zurüch 2014.
700 – 900,- Euro
Height: 33 cm
Weight: 1.3 kg