Mask (1) - Wood - Bundu - Mende - Sierra Leone

Description
Mask (1) - Wood - Bundu - Mende - Sierra Leone
1st half 20th century - Good


BUNDU mask of the MENDE

These Bundu masks are famous for their beauty and the exceptional fact that they are worn by women.
The present one is very original because it has two Janus faces, to invoke the spirits in all directions.
Moreover, it does not wear the usual bulges, which are a sign of prosperity, but unsightly.
Large rhombus of faces, with harmonious features.
The eyes surrounded by white underline the presence of the spirits.
Dark wood, hard and with a beautiful grain, endowed with a beautiful patina.


Provenance : Collection B.F. former forester in Ivory Coast


Certification on request


Shipping : Insured, tracked and traced
Pick up possible at our gallery in Brussels (Sablon)

Lot details
Total nr of items
1
Object
Mask
Indigenous object name
Bundu
Ethnic group/ culture
Mende
Region/ country
Sierra Leone
Material
Wood
Period
1st half 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
29×0×0 cm
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