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Baoule mask (N° 18081)

African zoomorphic mask of the Baoulé, whose sculpted, twisted horns symbolize aggression and destructive power. A sacrificial victim for offerings and a metaphor for pugnacity, the baoulé bean mask is an allegory of strength. This mask appeared in the company of human masks during various ceremonies, including funerals or today during visits by distinguished guests. Break on the outer edge, ends of the missing horns. Satin two-tone patina.
On the mythology baoulé , a royal ancestor had to sacrifice his son to cross a river. This event is the origin of the name of the Baoulé , Bauli, the son is dead. They make up the majority of Côte d'Ivoire's population. In Côte d'Ivoire, the most ordinary objects had to meet aesthetic criteria. Furniture, ornaments, utensils, fabrics, are pretext for a refined artistic expression on the part of sculptors. The latter, mainly farmers, carry out this activity in addition. Some of them also produce pieces for neighbouring ethnic groups. Creative talent, however, remains linked to the occult power of the craftsman, the ritual requirements surrounding woodworking.  

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Originex-collection française
Countrycôte d'ivoire
Weight2.25 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°
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