Anthropomorphic mask Culture Toma, Guinea Late 19th century

20th century
Tribal Art
From: 93400, Saint-Ouen, France

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    Anthropomorphic mask
    Culture Toma, Guinea
    End of the XIXth - beginning of the XXth century
    Wood, fabric, metal and pigments
    H .: 58; L .: 33 cm
    Sold with its base

    Four protuberances crown the mask, its brow bone is straight, sculpted horizontally, it forms a T with the nasal bridge. The eyes are two holes arranged on either side of the latter. The mouth is nonexistent.
    Two metal inserts, most likely coins, are placed at the temples. The rim has retained some of its fabric - which served to conceal the dancer's body.

    They dance on the occasion of the last stage of the initiatory rite of the Poro.

    Ref: BM9L697N53

    Condition Good
    Ethnic group Toma - Loma
    Style Tribal Art (African Masks of Tribal Art Style)
    Period 20th century (African Masks 20th century)
    Materials Wood
    Shipping Time Ready to ship in 2-3 Business Days
    Location 93400, Saint-Ouen, France

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