A fine Baule mask
Lot 643
A fine Baule mask
Sold for US$ 22,800 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Property of various owners
A fine Baule mask
Ivory Coast, gracefully carved with downward arching heavily striated horns, the coif equally elaborate and replete with incised geometric motifs. The arching brow above heavily lidded eyes and small pursed lips. Hobnails and two brass strips applied to the face, the outer perimeter of an open-work zigzag motif.
height 13in

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Merton Simpson Gallery, New York
    Sotheby’s, Important Tribal Art, New York, November 15, 1988, lot 108.
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