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Shoulder Mask – Wood – Baga Nimba – Guinea – 23 cm


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Miniature shoulder mask from the BAGA NIMBA people of Guinea. Shoulder masks 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 shoulder mask has 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.

Object Shoulder mask
Ethnic group: Baga Nimba
Country: Guinea
Material: Wood,
Estimated period: Second half 20th century
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 23x12x7 cm
Weight: 350 gram
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear


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