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Ivory Coast Baule people Old Ceremonial mask 1940

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Ivory Coast Baule people. Old Ceremonial mask. Traces of red and black pigmentation. 1940 circa. 1489 gr. - 40x20x18 cm. Extremely fine. Rare. Provenance Fall Elhadji. The Baule are one of the Akan peoples. They moved west to the Ivory Coast more than 200 years ago and adpted masking traditions from their neighbors, the Guro, Senufo and Yaure peoples. There are three basic types used in a special dance of rejoicing called Goli, symbolizing the social order. This mask is either a Kpan, (with elaborate coiffures and refined carving; they represent the Senior female in Goli ceremonies) or a Ndoma (an idealized portrait mask used at the close of ceremonies.)
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Ivory Coast Baule people Old Ceremonial mask 1940

Estimate $1,000 - $1,200Jul 19, 2020
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