2nd half 20th century-Vintage-Used with visible signs of wear and tear.
|Object:||Mask (More lots)|
|Indigenous object name:||Mblo|
|Ethnic group/ culture:||Baoulé|
|Region/ country:||Ivory Coast|
|Period:||2nd half 20th century|
|Condition:||Vintage - used with visible signs of wear|
|Sold with stand:||No|
Strength, distinction and serenity radiating portrait mask. Nicely patinated.
The mask is quite large and carefully carved, in typical Baoulé style. Everything, like the hair style and skin decorations by scars, is artfully elaborated. However, just as with many other Mblo masks, it has deviated from too rigid symmetry. Because these masks portray living humans (with often asymmetrical faces), and not the idealistic souls of ancestors.
Mblo representations consist of a series of dances, which are becoming increasingly complex and more important and culminate in a tribute to the most distinguished member of the community. This individual is represented by the wearer of the mask, or more still by the mask itself.
Catawiki member since March 5, 2013, received 29 reviews in total (25 in last 12 months)
|Feedback score:||100% (25 reviews)|
|(last 12 months)|
everything was perfect, thanks for purchase!
Very impressive piece.
All well taken care of!
I very much appreciate the efforts from this seller. Thank you for all support.
Smooth international transaction, fast shipping, item as described, thank you!
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|Rest of Europe||$34.60|
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You can pick up this lot from the seller: Hilversum (Noord-Holland), Netherlands.