Important bonu amuin helmet-mask combining... - Lot 86 - Binoche et Giquello

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Important bonu amuin helmet-mask combining... - Lot 86 - Binoche et Giquello

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.


Provenance :


- Emmanuel Bordier Collection


For an identical mask photographed in situation around 1930, see


Himmelheber Hans Die Kultur der Baule, p. 194

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