BAULE METAL MASKS, Ivory Coast

BAULE
Metal Mask 14
7" high
$500

  

BAULE
Metal Mask 7
5.5" high
$75

 

BAULE
Metal Mask 8
6" high
$75

  

BAULE 10
5.5" high
$75

BAULE 12
5.5" high
$75


Photographs © Tim Hamill

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.

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, then cast, can be wall hung on a single pin, the smaller ones could be worn as well. The larger ones , without a top loop, have been wired for hanging.

 

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