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Nimba D'mba Headdress Shoulder Mask - BAGA - Guinea

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Nimba D'mba Headdress Shoulder Mask - BAGA - Guinea

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End 40's - Good condition. Provenance Dorotheum

A small Nimba D'mba Headdress Shoulder Mask - Baga -Guinea
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Height: 85 cm Large : 26 cm Deep: 28 cm.
Provenance: - Dorotheum, Vienna.

The mask is from the coastal region west of the “Baga”-Conakry.
Those masks were danced, during celebrations related to the cereal cycle, rites of passage or funeral rituals. Their use was banned by Marxist dictator Sekou Toure's government in 1958 and the Nimba corpus collected before this date comprises fifteen pieces. After achieving independence at the end of colonial times (after Touré’s death) the Baga rededicated their forgotten cults. The Nimba-Shoulder-mask is from this period.
- Literature reference: Art of the Baga, Frederick Lamp, The Museum for African Art, Prestel Verlag 1996 p. 155-179) http://amzn.to/2nqKXD1
Picture: Baga-people-preparing-a-nimba-mask 1955

For a similar Baga shoulder mask look : - Frum, Collecting: A work in progress, 2013, p. 72, n° 32

Condition: Nice weathered hard wood and metal. Various cracks in the wood. Nose probably re-glued (see pictures)

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