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Vintage African Baga Nimba Kingwood Sculpture
Vintage African Baga Nimba Kingwood Sculpture
Vintage African Baga Nimba Kingwood Sculpture
Vintage African Baga Nimba Kingwood Sculpture
Vintage African Baga Nimba Kingwood Sculpture
Vintage African Baga Nimba Kingwood Sculpture

Vintage African Baga Nimba Kingwood Sculpture

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Superb solid kingwood Baga Nimba shoulder mask. Nimba masks represents the idea of the fertile woman. The exaggerated, pendulous breasts are typical for these masks, which had a double function. Sterile women in the Simo society invoked it as a goddess of fertility, and it was used at the first-fruit (rice) rituals, symbolically associating female fertility with an increase in the grain harvest. The masks are used by dancers at birth, marriages, harvest festivals, and other joyful ceremonies.

Dimensions: 8" L x 6" W x 17" H