Mblo portrait mask - Baoule - Côte d'Ivoire

Mblo portrait mask - Baoule - Côte d'Ivoire
1st half 20th century - Vintage - used with visible signs of wear

44 x 17 cm
Dense wood.
Former collection France

Female mask, never appearing alone. During festivities, it is accompanied by other animal or anthropomorphic masks. The dances are performed after the harvests, on the occasion of the “Festivities of Merit”, at funerals, or to commemorate the ancestors, but most often to honour distinguished visitors. The hole in the breastplate was used to attach the fabrics of the costume.
antique red patina Highly extruded hairstyle.

Shipment within 24 working day hours.
Track and trace number included.
With acknowledgement of receipt.

Tags: mask, figurine, sculpture, figure, statuette, wood, art, contemporary, first, primitive, tribal, African, antiquity, artwork, gallery, Picasso, Giacometti, art gallery, Africa, African art, cubism.

Lot details
Mblo portrait mask
Region/ country
Côte d'Ivoire
1st half 20th century
Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand
44×17×0 cm
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