African Lunar Mask - Baoulé - Ivory Coast - SOLD

Baoulé masks in African art

This African mask similar to those of the Master of Kamer active in Ivory Coast in the 1920s represents the Moon, subject rarely illustrated. This type of mask representing natural phenomena such as the rainbow, the setting sun and the moon, are usually exhibited at the beginning of the procession of the Gbagba, to "heat" the space before the arrival of the masks of bigger dance.

This thin and linear tribal mask, close to the drawing, has a serrated border pierced with holes that testifies to the great assurance of the hand of the sculptor. Beautiful clear patina, headdress with three lobes recalling the art of Yohouré.

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Data sheet

Presumed dating
1st half XXth century
Ivory Coast

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