It dates to the 1920/1930 period - Excellent condition, barely used with minimal signs of wear
|Ethnic group/ culture:||Djimini|
|Region/ country:||Ivory Coast|
|Material:||medium density wood|
|Period:||It dates to the 1920/1930 period|
|Condition:||Excellent condition, barely used with minimal signs of wear|
|Sold with stand:||Yes|
Amazing Dance Mask – Djimini – Ivory Coast
In good state, but with many signs of long use. It dates to the 1920/1930 period. On stand.
Provenance: Ex – collection of Herbert F. Rieser, London. Bought from his gallery in around 1975 by P. Westerdijk.
Masks topped with birds with long bills coming down all the way to the chin of the elongated face are typical of the area inhabited by the Senofo, Djimini and Ligbe (Ligbi) of northern Ivory Coast. Usually just one such a bird, meant the represent the Calao, is present but, as in this rare case, the carver has opted for two such animals, exhibiting his carving skills. The face of the mask itself is kept very simple and even schematic with nothing more than small oval eyes and a long nose, indicated by a double blocked line. This special mask is a great rarity as only a very small number of more or less similar examples are known to exist. Mark furthermore the very old interior.
Literature: For the Ligbe version see: Warren M. Robbins and Nancy Ingram Nooter: African Art in American Collections, Washington, London, 1989, fig. 147. For the Senoufo variant see: François Neyt: Trésors de Côte d’Ivoire, Brussels, 2014, fig. 83.
Dimensions: 40 x 20 x 18 cm.
People / Region: The Djimini live in northern Ivory Coast.
Material: medium density wood.
Weight: 1.145 kg.
Sold with handwritten declaration of authenticity by Dr. P. Westerdijk, museum ethnologist and cultural anthropologist specialized, for over 50 years now, in the study of the material cultures in African nations that live south of the Sahara.
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Thank you for exelent, fast and good service. I can really recomend to buy from Bastian.
He is in a class of its own in terms of caring for the customer
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Excellent! Beautifull figure exactly as depicted, very fastly sent and extremely well packed and protected. Accompanied with à letter of its previous owner. Thank you Bastien.
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Muy profesional , perfectamente embalado. Cresta de la cabeza de chiwara es mejor de lo que imaginaba viendo las fotografiasPlease note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Thank you for your feedback. First of all, I’m not a professional photographer and don’t want to use a photo editing program with which I can make my photos better or more beautiful.
My photos are as truthful as possible, sometimes I’m not completely satisfied with the exposure. I'm trying to improve that. But I sincerely try to show you the most similar photo. Until this moment our items are highly appreciated and are actually more beautiful than my simple photos. I make the pictures with great pleasure and time after time I enjoy, in detail, the great old African wood carving, and that’s what it' s all about.
With kind regards and a Happy New Year, Bastien
We are thrilled with the Dogon Figure. All said, our experience has been wonderful. Just an excellent transaction! Shipping was fast, packaging was robust, and communication was stellar. Thank you.
The package from Bastien arrived in a timely manner, with our artefact well wrapped and beautifully described by Dr. Westerdijk. Our overall experience was very positive.
All Perfect! Really good package for very fragile mask!!
Monsieur merci pour cette livraison rapide. Je vais découvrir la lettre d’accompagnement.Un de mes frères spécialiste d'art africain doit passer me dire ce qu'il en pense.
All was perfect, package, fast delivery , object as it was on pictures and kindness of seller
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.grazie per la bellissima maschera in ottime condizioni, molto apprezzata anche per la documentazione allegata.
Apprezzo molto la sua professionalità, venditore da tenere in considerazione.
The mask is, in my opinion, older and more beautiful than the photos, and unquestionably authentic.
The seller is a man of integrity, who has carefully vetted and described his objects for sale.
Really a very beautiful mask of high quality and superb patina. A great delight to have this mask in my collection. Fast shipment and well packed, a seller who is conscientious and communicative.
Efficient, fast delivery. Am not in France and will give more feedback when I see the object
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