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Baulé mask, Côte d'Ivoire
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 42,500 EUR
JUMP TO LOT
122
Baulé mask, Côte d'Ivoire
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 42,500 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

La collection Renand-Chapet

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Paris

Baulé mask, Côte d'Ivoire

Provenance

Edouard & Jeanine Chapet, Paris

Catalogue Note

This beautiful ndoma portrait-mask elegantly exemplifies the Baulé aesthetic and its naturalism, magnified in "idealised and pensive faces, with their highbrow of enlightened intelligence and their eyes lowered to the respectful presence of the world" (Vogel, L'art Baoulé. Du visible et de l'invisible, 1997, p.141). The majesty of the lines is echoed in the great refinement of the head-set, with its elaborate hair style and delicate scarification, and in the details, in particular the mouth which lends this piece an immediate impression of supple balance.

La collection Renand-Chapet

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Paris