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Majestic Shoulder Mask - Wood - Baga Nimba - Guinea - Asian African Art
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Majestic Shoulder Mask – Wood – Baga Nimba – Guinea


Object:Shoulder Mask
Ethnic group / culture:Baga Nimba
Region/ country:Guinea
Period:Mid 20th century
Condition:Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand:No
Dimensions:85×35×30 cm
Weight:13.5 kg

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Sublime shoulder mask from the BAGA NIMBA people of Guinea. Shoulder masks like this one were used during joyful ceremonies such as weddings and harvest festivals. The wearer of the mask had a raffia costume and performed dances while surrounded by villagers.
This is a shoulder mask as a large pair of breasts, a typical extra enlarged head with semicircular ears, a pointed chin and nose.
Good condition with traces of tribal use. Please note the eyes and mouth underneath the breasts.
Heavy piece: 13.8 kg!

Provenance: former private collection from Belgium.

Please contact first before order. Due to it`s weight higher shipping costs may apply.