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#3890 Superb Old African Baule Portrait Mask Cote D'ivoire 12.5" H

#3890 Superb Old African Baule Portrait Mask Cote D'ivoire 12.5" H

Regular price $250.00 USD
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Superb  Old hand carved of one piece of wood Baule Kpan or

 Mblo Portrait Mask  Cote d'Ivoire African,

Nice  patina

 attesting  the age and  the  use,

12.5" h by 5.5" w by 4." D

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These masks are danced to entertain during days that the Baule do not work and they will also appear to honor important visitors to the village. This classic mask recalls the artistry of the Baule artists of the past. The refined and finally carved face may be similar to the person for whom the mask was originally carved to represent.









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