Mask - Wood - Mblo - Baoule - Côte d'Ivoire

Description
Mask - Wood - Mblo - Baoule - Côte d'Ivoire
2nd half 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Private collection.

Mblo masks represent a particular individual and were used for entertainment dances. It features one of the most refined aesthetics, the Baule's artistic body has created an important amount of different masks.

The Baule women's mask never appeared alone. It was always accompanied by animal or human masks. They dance after harvests, at the time of the "Feasts of Merit", funerals, to commemorate the ancestors, but more often to honour illustrious visitors.


The item will be carefully packed and shipped with tracking code.

Lot details
Object
Mask
Indigenous object name
Mblo
Ethnic group/ culture
Baoule
Region/ country
Côte d'Ivoire
Material
Wood
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
45×19×16 cm
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