wood, blackish brown patina, red pigment, head with long snout, projecting crest on the parting and smaller one on the forehead, flanked by stylized horns, carved with small ears, grooved ornamental decor, dam. (nose), crest on the head rep. (several breakages), a piece reinserted on the head, cracks (head, forehead), mounted on old base with collection label inscribed: "Bagha Guinea ...";
the mask was worn horizontally on the head. It combines human and animalic features (compare Lamp, 1996, ill. 106). Many face masks of widely varying forms were used in the past but have been largely forgotten nowadays.
H: 57 cm, H: 22,4 inch
Olivier Klejman and Stella Loebarth, Paris, France (1997)
Danish Private Collection
Lit.: Lamp, Frederick, Art of the Baga, New York 1996, p. 129, ill. 106