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A Baule Mask

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A Baule mask, Ivory Coast, from the Sakassou region, of ollowed form with broad rim with round holes, the facial part set off with a zigzag band running around, ending above the forehead with the figure of a monkey, its front paws resting on the forehead with scarification marks, at the temple positions half circles with ornaments consisting of zigzag lines, high arched eyebrows set off with two stripes, carved almond-shaped eyes, triangular nose, protruding mouth; dark brown patina, traces of age.

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: 25 cm male
Weight: 600 g / 900 g