Raised sacrifications next to the eyes and mouth, between the eyebrows. A closed mouth and slit eyes. Unknown, but this kind of authentic patine. Can only have developed after many years of care. Beautifull smooth patina, no cracks, no missing parts, firm wood.
Mblo Masks are one of the oldest in Baule traditions. They are portrait masks and are the most common piece of artwork found in Baule collections. The portraits are often associated with a known individual. Baule people believe that these types of mask have always existed and were said to have.Emerged from the earth or descended from the sky. The characteristics of these masks are high foreheads, downcast eyes and ornamentations. Ornaments are usually placed above the face and in their hair.
Different objects, like spoons, combs, birds, and pulleys are placed on the mask not for their iconographic significance but for their aesthetic beauty. Height: circa 22 cm / circa 8.6 inch.
We would like to underline the fact that. We are no connoisseurs or experts.
On the subject of tribal art, we have done some research, trying to attribute the item to a land, country, tribe or people, to the best we could. Do judge for yourself on tribal affilation and the correct age. This will be according to the PostNL conditions. If possible with tracking, priority and.The shippingcosts differ per country. We are: delta 98 den haag. The Hague, The Netherlands, EU. Chambers of Commerce in The Netherlands / KvK Haaglanden: file 27133335. The item "Old African Mblo mask, Baule / Baoule mask tribal art, carved wood" is in sale since Sunday, September 27, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\African\Masks". The seller is "delta98denhaag" and is located in 's-Gravenhage. This item can be shipped worldwide.