Baule Brass Mask, Côte d’Ivoire Africa
This is an older brass mask from the Baule tribe on the border of Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire. This was made from a lost wax cast of a copper alloy mask and are said to represent the heads of defeated enemies. Small pieces often get lost (or broken off) as these masks often travel from owner to owner throughout the world. This particular mask has the two wings missing from a bird on the upper forehead. Other than that, this piece is in very good condition with lots of detail. I would safely say that this mask is from the mid-1900’s. For the Serious Collector. Stand not included.
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