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Baule Ndoma Mask

$195.00

A Baule Ndoma mask portrays a person of high social rank in the village.

Sold By: For African Art Gallery

Product Description

Item: #1479

Tribe: Baule

Country: Cote d’Ivoire

Material: Wood

Size: 14.75″ (37.5 cm) Tall

Condition: Good

The Baule peoples of Ivory Coast are one of the most distinct ethnic groups of Africa who produce sculptures for aesthetic appreciation as well as for ritual purposes. Most Baule sculptures are employed in ancestor-cult rituals. This Ndoma mask is an excellent example of the Baule’s attention to artistic details. An Ndoma mask portrays a person of high social rank in the village. Such persons are celebrated during an elaborate ceremonial dance called Mblo, which is often performed on stilts. These masks represent the Baule people’s idealized concept of beauty, depicted in Baule trademark carved features that include elaborately detailed coiffures, and ornamental body scarification.

Additional Information

Weight 6 lbs
Dimensions 16 x 12 x 12 in

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