This is a Beautiful Hand Carved Small Wood Painted Baule Mask from the Cote d'Ivoire. Baule portrait masks details the physical facial features namely eyes, eyebrows, nose, mouth and eyes. In addition, the coiffure, beard, and facial scarification compliment the physical beauty. Many Baule Masks represent someone who has created a family, lived a full life and one who deserves respect that comes with age and wisdom. There are two forms of masks namely animal and human and or both. It is not uncommon for other human masks to have an animal attribute, or a human figure as a crest. Human masks are crafted and used only by men to make contact with Gu, ruler of the world. The holes on the sides of the mask help attach the mask to the face of the wearer. Baule masks are all unique. This would be a wonderful addition to your collection.
Late 20th Century
This mask is in good condition, shows some age, discoloration, chips and nicks with a nice patina.
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