African Mask

Purchased in 1992 at Mt. Kenya Safari Club. Tag states that it is a ceremonial mask from the Baule Tribe of The Ivory Coast with influence of the You're tribe. Tag also states that it is guaranteed to have danced in rituals and ancestor worship, and also power displays before heading off to war. Approx. measurements 12 inches by 6 inches


12 inches by 6 inches

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David U.

Mearto specialist

June 4, 2024
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Hello Lisa, Thank you for contacting Mearto with your online appraisal inquiry and for your patience. Based on the images, this is a: Hand carved wooden Baule Mask that was produced by the Baule Tribe, most likely for a ritual. The Baule Tribe is from the Ivory Coast, between Bandana River and Nzi River in grasslands on the Continent of Africa. The circular face represents the life-giving force of the sun and the horns symbolize the great power of the buffalo Good condition. The estimate is based on actual past auction sales of comparables. Retail prices may vary.