BALI ELEPHANT MASKS, Cameroon


BALI
Mask 12
45" high
$1200

BALI
Mask 13
44" high
$1000

The Bali elephant masks above have been vetted as being authentic.


Despite their appearance, the masks below show no evidence of age or use and were probably made to be sold.

BALI
Mask 6
46" high
$600

BALI
Mask 7
50" high
$500

BALI
Mask 9
42" high
$300

BALI
Mask 11
30" high
$500


  Photographs © Hamill Gallery

BALI, ELEPHANT MASKS, Cameroon

Elephant masks, worn on the top of the head, were an important part of every ritual dance sequence. The elephant was a royal icon and elephant masks were owned by lineage groups. Their importance was second only to the leader mask and was danced last, in a very stately manner, befitting its high rank.


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