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
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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