Large ZOOMORPHIC MASK Bedu Culture Nafana, North East of the Ivory Coast First half of the 20th century

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20th century
Tribal Art
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    Large ZOOMORPHIC MASK Bedu
    Culture Nafana, North East of Ivory Coast
    First half of the 20th century
    Wood and pigments
    H .: 190; L .: 55 cm

    Important mask with a wooden blade depicting a stylized antelope fully pigmented in black, brown and white. A large pair of horns form the blade of the mask and meet at the top in a ring. The face is flat, lozenge-shaped, treated symmetrically in two lateral halos of clear pigments and pierced with two holes for the eyes. A horizontal median refers to the ears, just before the large rectangular and vertical section of the blade. This set is pigmented black and white arranged in a checkerboard pattern.

    It is said that these masks danced in pairs, one female and one male, on the occasion of funeral and agrarian feasts and had a role of healer and protector of the harvests. Male masks, as is the case here, were carved with a pair of horns merged into a ring at the end of the blade. The female masks were carved in more detail.

    Ref: HKXYUNTEOM

    Style Tribal Art (Tribal art of Tribal Art Style)
    Century 20th century (Tribal art 20th century)
    Materials Wood
    Shipping Time Ready to ship in 2-3 Business Days
    Location 93400, Saint-Ouen, France

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