A Baule facemask
Lot 2114
A Baule facemask
Sold for US$ 22,800 inc. premium
Auction Details
A Baule facemask
Lot Details
A Baule facemask
Ivory Coast, the dark well-patinated mask, with arching brows and raised scarification marks to the temples, the coif carefully and precisely rendered with single small braid accented by white pigment, as is the diminutive mouth with pursed lips.
height 10 3/4in

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Lucien Van de Velde

    Though probably a “portrait mask”, the appealing simplicity of the composition recalls certain features of Baule “moon masks”.
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