A257
AFRICA, Guinea
Tribal Group: BagaBaga Nimba mask, Africa

Mask, "nimba", which rests on the shoulders of the dancer who is disguised by suspended 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.Nimba mask from Baga people, Africa
17" high x 12" deep x 8" wide

Nimba mask - front view
Age uncertain
Carver Unknown

Acquired in 1993 from
the private collection of
Dr. Mamadou Diop MD,
Senegalese physician living in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire.


US$770

A Certificate of Authenticity
will be included


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African Baga nimba mask

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