BAULE METAL MASKS ARCHIVES, Ivory Coast

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

The masks below have been sold and are left here for educational and reference purposes.

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 BAULE 1
SOLD

 

BAULE 3
SOLD

BAULE 5
SOLD

BAULE 13
SOLD
  

 BAULE 15
SOLD

 

BAULE 16
SOLD
 

 BAULE 17
SOLD

 BAULE 18
SOLD

 BAULE 21
SOLD

 BAULE 20
SOLD
 

 

 BAULE 19
SOLD

 

BAULE 22
SOLD

 

 BAULE 23
SOLD

 

BAULE 24
SOLD

BAULE 11
5.75" high
SOLD

 

BAULE 8
6" high
SOLD


BAULE 27
7.5" high
SOLD

BAULE
Head Pendant 7

5.5" high
SOLD

 BAULE
Head Pendant 10

5.5" high
SOLD

 BAULE
Head Pendant 12

5.5" high
SOLD


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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