BAULE METAL MASKS, Ivory Coast

Although elegantly made, these Baule metal masks show no evidence of age or use and were probably made to be sold.

BAULE
Metal Mask 14
7" high
$500

  

BAULE
Metal Mask 25
7" high
$400

  

BAULE
Metal Mask 26
7" high
$500



BAULE
Metal Mask 28
8.25" high
$50



  BAULE
Metal Mask 29
4.5" high
$50



BAULE
Metal Mask 30
5.5" high
$50



Photographs © Hamill Gallery

BAULE, METAL MASKS, Ivory Coast

The Baule are one of the Akan peoples. They moved west to the Ivory Coast more than 200 years ago and adopted sculptural and masking traditions from their neighbors, the Guro, Senufo and Yaure peoples.

The brass masks, also made individually in wax and then cast, can be wall hung on a single pin. The smaller ones could be worn. The larger ones, without a top loop, have been wired for hanging. Those with eye and mouth openings (14, 25, 26 and 27) were photographed with a black cloth behind them. The openings, or casting flaws, show best on the individual back views.

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