Baule Mask, Ivory Coast
Lot 144
Baule Portrait Mask, Ivory Coast
Sold for US$ 12,500 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Baule Portrait Mask, Ivory Coast
mblo
height 13in (33cm)
Wood, kaolin

Provenance:
René Rasmussen, Paris
James R. Camp, New York
Private Collection, Michigan

Published:
Cannes Catalog, 1958

"Portrait masks were virtually never seen up close as Westerners view them - motionless, with spotlights and without the distractions of the moving costume." (Vogel, 1997: p 112) Masks were stored in bags, out of site of public view in order to prevent the risk of their powers affecting on-lookers.
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  1. Fredric Backlar
    Specialist - African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art
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