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Mblo facial mask - BAULE - Ivory Coast

Lot reference 12545887
Mblo facial mask - BAULE - Ivory Coast

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2nd half of the 20th century - Good condition

Mblo facial mask - BAULE - Ivory Coast
Dimensions: Height: 48 cm. Width: 44 cm.
Weight: 3250 grams.

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Mblo masks were used in entertainment dances and are one of the most ancient forms of the BAULE art.

These anthropomorphic masks are generally the portrait of an individual in particular.

More than any other mask, the Mblo mask embodies the foundations of the BAULE aesthetic and they seem to always have existed.

The surfaces are smooth, curved, well-polished, referring to a healthy skin, enhancing the hairdo or the scarifications.
It has a high forehead, symbolising intelligence, and the eyes are lowered in respect for the surrounding environment.

Mblo is the name of a category of shows which use facial masks in solo or parody dances.
The course of the show is very structured and uses a “script”, including some with very famous names (Kpan Kpan, GbaGba...).
The script evolves and is regularly rewritten each two or three generations. According to the book of S. Vogel, “L’Art Baoulé” (The Baule Art).

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Feedback score: 87.8%
Reviews given: 220
Member since: November 7, 2016
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    Pour le figurine zoomorfique..cote ivore..
    Tres jolie
    Tres bien embalee/package
    Tre vite
    Merci Joseph
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    madeirasailmakers February 21, 2018

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    Assez déçu du masque acheté, rien à dire sur le reste (paiement et livraison).
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    jlscellier February 21, 2018

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    DELAI DE LIVRAISON > AU DELAI PREVU AU CONTRAT
    CECI ETANT L'OBJET EST CONFORME CE QUI EST RASSURANT
    MERCI QUAND MEME
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    SEBAHOPES February 19, 2018

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    Beschadigd en maat klop niet. verzending te laat. mail reageert ook niet.
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    madey February 17, 2018

  • Mon lot est arrivé cassé. J'ai essayé de le contacter à mainte reprises, il n'a jamais voulu me rembourser même après la demande de catawiki. ce vendeur est un escroc! A fuir absolument!

    InTheMood4Art February 12, 2018

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Austria $ 41.06
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Canada $ 52.79
Denmark $ 41.06
France $ 18.77
Germany $ 41.06
Ireland $ 41.06
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Poland $ 41.06
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Spain $ 41.06
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Rest of Europe $ 41.06
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