Baule Female Mask, Ivory Coast6
height 10 1/2in (27cm)
with a finely incised tripartite coiffure above a facial plane highlighted overall with raised tattooing, the eyes inset below the forehead gradually leading to an elongated, almost naturalistic nose above a diminutive mouth; fine encrusted and varied dark brown glossy
Loudmer, December 1992, lot 77
Private Collection, California
Cf. Hahner (2007: cat. 121) for similar type and discussion.