Facial mask - Djimini - Ivory Coast - SOLD

Surrealist masks in African art Djimini

The Djimini art objects have mostly disappeared, they are therefore rare. Their masks are famous for their convex, simple shape with a long pendant appendage. The mask has a double appendix attached to the lower part of the mask, which makes it even more exceptional.

The smooth and dark patina is due to the fact that the Djimini mastered the vernissages of the pottery using resins of trees, techniques that they replicated on the surface of the masks. However, we have forgotten the precise use of this type of mask. It remains worn during masquerades during ritual ceremonies.

Superb rare and authentic mask sold by our art gallery to a collector.

Origin : private collection, FranceDating : 1960'sSize : 42 x 18 cmMaterial : wood

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Data sheet

Presumed dating
1st half XXth century
Ethnic group
Ivory Coast
Tribal art collection France

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