Baboon Mask, Dan culture, Ivory Coast Height: 29 cm.
Dan mask representing a Baboon. This mask does not leave indifferent, its brutal and wild force is obvious, provoking fascination and disgust! The mask is well-carved, we can feel the hand of the artist at work. Many holes on the forehead let us imagine the dimensions of its headdress, probably composed of feathers of animal skins. Around the mouth, the are remains of skin on some places. Please also note the motifs carved between the eyes, until the forehead. These are partly covered with a thick layer of libations, apparently blood. The object’s patina is perfect, ancient, non-uniform, cracked and oxidised. The wood indicates that this is an ancient mask. Beautiful antiquity and authenticity. Around 1930. Bronze custom-made stand.
- Loed van Bussel, Amsterdam.
- Kanaga Gallery, S. Mangin, Paris.
- Private collection, Paris.
Together with the mask, will be delivered an invoice from the Gallery Atelier in Toulouse, with a picture, recapitulating all the abovementioned information,
Shipment via UPS. With acknowledgement of receipt.
Double parcel. Upon request of the buyer, the parcel can be insured.
The mask can also be picked up in Toulouse, France.
- Indigenous object name
- Avec provenances
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- Côte d'Ivoire
- Early 20th century
- Sold with stand
- 29×0×0 cm