which rest on the shoulders
of the dancer who is disguised by raffia.
Nimba has large pendulous breast, a pronounced head and nose and studded
coiffure. In addition to being worn as a mask at celebrations of births
and marriage, its four legs let it stand on its own between uses.
high x 12" deep x 8" wide
Age uncertain ~ Carver Unknown
in 1993 from
the private collection of
Dr. Mamadou Diop MD, a Senegalese
in Abidjan, CI.
return to African art gallery
Myers, FL. 33908
239-482-7025 ~ 800-305-0185
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