This is a beautiful Baule Portrait Mask Ivory Coast of Africa. There are two forms of masks namely animal and human and or both. Human masks are crafted and used only by men to make contact with Gu, ruler of the world. Baule carvers are most concerned with depicting accurate human. The characteristics are a smooth patina and balanced proportions, that is arched eyebrows and eyes nearly closed. These features of Baule are critical for it is by looking at the gaze of the mask that one can perceive it as someone with a presence. Baule portrait mask details the physical facial features namely eyes, eyebrows, nose, mouth and eyes. This is an old simple portrait mask that would be a wonderful addition to your home or collection.
5 1/2" wide
Shows age, some discoloration, has a crack in the front, but overall in good condition
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