A Baule Mask
A Baule mask of the Kpan-type, Ivory Coast, of hollowed oval form and with a broad rim, an oval protruding mouth showing the teeth, an arrow-like nose ending in high arched brows, bulging eyes which are bordered all around, scarification marks at the corners of the mouth, on the cheeks, on the temples and on the forehead, a very fine grooved coiffure with plaits of various lengths and form and with an ornament on top, the face encircled by a zigzag line, the mask pierced through at the rim for attachment; heavy, hardwood, a blackened patina, traces of age and ritual use, the right side of the coiffure partly eroded, several 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; Alain-Michel Boyer: Baule. Visions of Africa, Milan 2008.
1.000 - 1.200,- Euro
Height: 36 cm
Weight: 2 kg (incl. stand)