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)
- Total nr of items
- Indigenous object name
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- Sierra Leone
- 1st half 20th century
- Sold with stand
- 29×0×0 cm