Face mask - Wood, Pigment - GURO - Ivory Coast

Description
Face mask - Wood, Pigment - GURO - Ivory Coast
Vintage - used with visible signs of wear

GURO / BAULE MASK

ex private collection USA


Amongst the Baule the art of carving is carried out by professional carvers, and not by smiths as in the West Sudan. A successful carver has sufficient means to keep several wives to cultivate his fields. The art of the Baule spans a wide range of qualities. Depending upon the artist's talent and capacity for experience, the works may be superficial and hollow, or, on the other hand, masterpieces of the first rank. In the latter case they are marvellously poetic in their expression and so attractive that they are amongst the favourite prizes of collectors.

Shipping via Royal Mail (unless requested otherwise) within 24hrs after payment is received. Tracking number will be provided. Signature upon delivery. Fully insured.

Lot details
Object
Face mask
Ethnic group/ culture
GURO
Region/ country
Ivory Coast
Material
Pigment, Wood
Condition
Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
43×20×21 cm
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