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Baule, baoule elephant mask (N° 21551)

Various animal masks were sculpted by the Baoule and Guro people of the Ivory Coast. This mask with zoomorphic elements appeared in the company of human masks during various ceremonies, including funerals or nowadays during visits by distinguished guests. Dense wood, polychrome patina. Desiccation crack.
According to Baule mythology, 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 died". They represent the major part of the population of Côte d'Ivoire. In Côte d'Ivoire, the objects that were a priori the most ordinary had to meet aesthetic criteria. Furniture, ornaments, utensils, fabrics, are pretext for a refined artistic expression on the part of the sculptors. The latter, mainly farmers, carry out this activity in addition. Some of them also produce pieces for neighboring ethnic groups. The creative talent remains however linked to the occult power of the craftsman, the ritual requirements surrounding the work of wood.  

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OriginEx-collection française
EthnyBaoule
Countrycôte d'ivoire
Material(s)wood
Height50
Width18
Weight1.00 Kg
Estimated datingdébut xxi
Socle inclusOptional

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