Superb old mask found among the Nalu and Baga. Among the Nalu this mask is known as Banda. Some Baga call such masks Kumbaruba.
Banda masks perform during various events such as the initiation of young boys, dfeuring the harvest festivals, on the appearance of the new moon, etc.
measures 19.5" h by 11" w by 8" d
shows old termite holes , splits, scrapes and cracks
which are a normal part of their patina attesting to the age and extensive use