1st half 20th century - Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
|Object:||Mask (More lots)|
|Indigenous object name:||Provenance Marceau Riviere|
|Ethnic group/ culture:||Baule|
|Region/ country:||Côte d'Ivoire|
|Period:||1st half 20th century|
|Condition:||Vintage - used with visible signs of wear|
|Sold with stand:||Yes|
provenance: Marceau Rivière, a famous Parisian collector who exchanged it with Alphadjo Zagamor who sold it to me.
The inspiration for the art of the carver amongst the Baule came from the Senufo and the Guro. Originally from Ghana, the Baule have a courtly culture which taught them a certain degree of sophistication and delicacy. The care with which they exhausted their works was derived from the art of the goldsmiths in their ancient homeland.
The Baoule ethnic group currently lives in central and eastern Côte d'Ivoire. The Baoule arrived from Ghana in the early eighteenth century.
The combination of their old skills with new knowledge has resulted in a technically superior art, and balanced aesthetics.
The soft used patina, indicates that the search for beauty is a main feature of Baoule art.
This beautiful mask is a Ndoma portrait mask . According to Boyer (2008), this type of mask does not seek to resemble every feature in their model. These are idealized portraits, expressing the physical and moral canons of beauty unique to the Baoulé. The model portrayed is a real person living in the same village, a beautiful wife, or a former fighter. Making a mask bearing his image serves to honor his social rank, and take over its beauty or its ability to hunt.
A beautiful dark shiny patina and oxidized wood, time and use have enhanced it brightness.
Estimated age: 1940's
Height 34 cm.
H= 43cm, on the custom made bronze stand.
NO PRICE LIMIT AUCTION.
David Norden is a third generation antique dealers, dealing in African Art in Antwerp-Belgium since 1992.
I do not buy directly from Africa, and try to avoid objects made only for decoration. Nearly all the objects I sell are 50 years or older. My objects are coming from private and known collections, small and big auction houses from around the world, from exchanges with other collectors, or from other dealers.
I favor figurative masks and figures, and fine quality of carvings with good age.
All lots from David Norden's collection are sold with a written description of the tribe and David Norden private opinion .
All lots may be viewed or picked up in David Norden's African Antiques Art Gallery in Antwerp.
25€ PACK & SHIPPING WORLDWIDE or you can come pick it up for free .
A FREE WRITTEN DESCRIPTION IS INCLUDED IN EACH PACKAGE, and from time to time you will find a surprise gift inside your package.
Please note: seller guarantees the authenticity as described.
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Beautiful sculpture, pleased with the objects, couldn't ask for more... Buy here with confidence from great tribal art dealer 5 star service!!
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