Superb Old hand carved of one piece of wood Baule Kpan or
Mblo Portrait Mask
Cote d'Ivoire African,
it shows unnoticeable restoration in the back Pls check pictures for details
attesting the age and the use,
17" h by 6.5" w by 4.5" D
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.