Baoule Mblo Kpwan Ple mask - SOLD OUT

Outgoing mask during Mblo entertainment dances

Complex hood in several lobes. Beard in projection supported by a game of geometric contrast. Temporal and frontal scarifications.

For the sculptor, it is forbidden to stray from the line of solidly established archetypes. The masked ceremony is primarily intended for the souls of the lost ancestors who play the role of mediators with the unrepresented higher entities. In Baoulé masks, red and black are the colors of life, death, renewal and power.
 
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Data sheet

Presumed dating
1st half XXth century
Size
48 x 23 cm
Ethnic group
Baoulé / Baulé
Material(s)
Wood
Country
Ivory Coast
Origin
Tribal art collection France
Condition
Excellent

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