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A Baule Mask

Regular price €500,00 EUR
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A Baule mask, Ivory Coast, of hollowed oval form, an slightly open mouth, a slender nose ending in high arched brows, pierced crescent-shaped eyes, the face encircled by zigzag patterns, the mask is wearing an intricately incised coiffure, on the top of the head a Kalao bird, the mask is pierced through at the rim for attachment; brown patina, traces of age and ritual use, incl. stand.

Lit.: Susan M. Vogel: Baule: African Art Western Eye, 1997, p. 169 (169-187); 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.

500 - 600,- Euro

Height: 33 cm
Weight: 800 g (incl. stand)