Mask - Wood - Baoulé - Ivory Coast

Description
Mask - Wood - Baoulé - Ivory Coast
2nd half 20th century - Vintage - used with visible signs of wear

African Wooden Mask - BAULE Ethnic Group - from Ivory Coast

Collected in the region of Béoumi, near Bouaké, in Ivory Coast.

Baule Mblo mask. This type of anthropomorphic mask represents an important person of the village. The facial features are very refined, conferring to this piece a serene appearance. With scarifications on the chin and on the forehead. The hairdo is finely braided and ends in a little bunch, there is also a little beard under the chin.

This type of African Baule mask was used during entertainment and rejoicing festivities. This Mblo mask had a protective function.

This mask is representative of Baule art, with a lovely balance between the forms and the volumes, presenting finely carved details.

Express and protected shipment.

We guarantee high quality packaging by using 100% reliable delivery service. Parcels are shipped quickly, from Monday to Saturday, via an express parcel service (Colissimo) of the French Post, with track & trace. The shipment takes between 2 and 5 days throughout Europe.

You can view and/or pick up the item in Ajaccio, 20090 France.

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Lot details
Object
Mask
Ethnic group/ culture
Baoulé
Region/ country
Ivory Coast
Material
Wood
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
25×16.5×14 cm
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