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Baulé mask, Côte d'Ivoire

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Cornette de Saint-Cyr, Paris, 23 October 2000, n° 47

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Belonging to the adjusu cult (also known as gbagba or mblo depending on the region), "the ndoma ("double") portrait-mask is one of the most surprising creations of the Baulé. This type of mask, deliberately designed to evoke a person, is exceptional in Africa!" (Alain-Michel Boyer, 2008. p.69). In its expression, ornamentation and the accuracy of its lines, this mask is the remarkable testimony of a corpus considered to be one of the oldest forms of Baulé art.

Sculpted in honour of a person whose name it bears (an important political character, dancer or beautiful young lady) the portrait-mask celebrates an ideal image "responding less to an attempt at individuation than to a transfiguring effort" (ibid). Considered by the artists themselves as "the height of Baulé sculpture", this mask embodies the fundamental Baule style.

皮耶‧貝爾傑:四海為家

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