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(N° 6151)

Piece from a private UK collection of African art. Circa 1970.
This mask shaped snake embodies the spirit of which one to control active drugs.
It is a représenatation Boa constrictor. Very nice with polychrome geometric patterns.
Baga among the first blacks to have settled in the region of Conakry in Guinea. These are immigrants who have pushed one hand to the coastal plain of the Lower Guinea or in forest areas. Baga are excellent farmers as well as hunters. They are found mainly on the peninsula south of Kaloum Conakry region or Boke north coast. Baga also settled in Sierra Leone. Extremely rare and exceptional piece.  

 


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OriginEx collection privée FR
EthnyBaga
Countrysierra leone
Material(s)wood
Height cm217
Width45 cm
Weight17.50 Kg
Estimated dating1950
Socle includedYes

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