Baule Mask, Ivory Coast
height 12in (30.5cm)
finely carved of hollow form and pierced around the edges for attachment, the flat face with thin slit eyes beneath lighter lids, a long thin nose and diminutive slit mouth, a cylindrical beard and with a scorpion sitting on head with front legs reaching onto forehead; fine dark-brown patina.
David Ackley, Baltimore
Jack and Constance Wallinga, Minneapolis