Important bonu amuin helmet-mask combining the features of various animals, the rounded skull, the wide open mouth with multiple fangs, a row of nine horns arranged in a comb at the top of the skull as well as a pair of bovid horns. On the forehead is a panther holding a dog in its mouth.
Polychrome wood, slightly crusty patina, traces of libations.
Baule, Ivory Coast.
L. 83 cm.
- Emmanuel Bordier Collection
For an identical mask photographed in situation around 1930, see
Himmelheber Hans Die Kultur der Baule, p. 194