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Masks and Headgear

Stunning Guro Horned Mask. Bird Motifs. Wood. Cote d’Ivoire. Africa

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    The Guro of Cote D’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) have handmade colorful masks for generations. These masks are similar to the Baule….. but the similarity ends there.   The Guro (Kweni) are ancient hunters (more recently farmers) in the valley regions of the Bandama River.   The daily life… Continue reading

Suku Helmet Mask. Basuku People. Rite of Passage. Kholuka. DNC / Zaire. Africa

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  Suku people have lived in the southwestern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (formally Zaire) since the 16th Century. Their economic source is farming but occasionally join in communal hunts.   Suku’s are known for their large carved figures (e.g. fertility figures, crouching fetish figures, ancestral statues… Continue reading

Helmet Mask. Suku or Basuku People. Rite of Passage. Kholuka. DNC / Zaire. Africa

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  Suku people have lived in the southwestern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (formally Zaire) since the 16th Century. Their economic source is farming but occasionally join in communal hunts.   Suku’s are known for their large carved figures (e.g. fertility figures, crouching fetish figures, ancestral statues… Continue reading

Marka / Warka Tribal Mask. Wood and Copper. Ceremonial. Mali. Africa.

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  About 2.5 million Bambara people for the largest ethnic group in Mali. The Bambara Kingdom was founded in the 17th Century and reached its pinnacle by 1787. It has always been an agricultural society with cattle rearing a secondary source of food.   In the northern… Continue reading

Large & Rare Guere / Gere Spider Mask. Stand. Cote D’Ivoire. Africa

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    Living on the northwestern edge of the Ivory Coast (near the border of Burkina Faso) are the Guere. Their neighbors are the Wobe and – although separate tribes – they are often referred as the We (translated as “men who easily forgive”). According to Jean-Baptiste Bacquart’s… Continue reading

Sarcophagus Wooden Mummy Mask. Ptolemaic Kingdom Era. Wood. Ptolemaic Kingdom. Egypt

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    An amazing amount of paint / detail left on this Egyptian sarcophagus mask. Carved in detailed relief, including the sensitive eyes and longer nose, typical of this period. All the detail is there and depending on the viewing angle, you can see different expressions. You… Continue reading

Metallic Bronze Finish Medieval Dragon Head. Hand Painted in Resin.

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    Ominous. Metallic Bronze. Horned. Hand painted accents. Great detail. Very cool.   Stand not included . . . but hey, it hangs on a wall.

Rare Museum Quality Bark Molded Mask. Africa

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    This high forehead, smaller face is typical of of this tiny part of Africa.   Exceedingly rare, especially in this condition.   Acquired from another collector in 1962, this mask has been part of my personal collection.   For the Serious Collector. Stand is not included.  

Very Rare 1940s Belgian Congo Death Mask. Bakongo People. Kongo Sub-Group: Yombe. DRC. Africa.

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    The solidarity of the Bakongo people has a long history based on the splendor of the ancient Kongo kingdom and the cultural unity of the Kikongo language. Founded in the fifteenth century AD, the kingdom was discovered by Portuguese explorer Diego Cao when he landed at the mouth… Continue reading

Antique, Handcrafted and Carved Bangkok Mask. Khon. Glass / Gold Metal Display Case. Thailand.

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    Khon masks comprise part of the costume of performers of the classical dance – drama of Thailand. The Khon performance involves singing, dancing, acting and acrobatics, and – of course – music. Stories for the drama are based exclusively on the Ramakien, the Thailand version of… Continue reading
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