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Large African Carved Wood Nimba Shoulder Mask

Large African Carved Wood Nimba Shoulder Mask

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: African: Sculpture: Pre 1960: Item # 1289286

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Offered is a Post-World War II Nimba dance mask from the Baga Tribe located in Northwestern Mali (Guinea) in Africa. The mask which rests on the shoulders of the dancer who is disguised by raffia has large pendulous breasts, a pronounced head and nose and stylized hair. In addition to being worn as a mask at celebrations of births and marriage, the mask has four legs allowing it to stand on its own when not in use. The piece 51" (H) x 23" (W) x 24" (D) and is in good vintage condition showing appropriate signs of age, use and multiple cracks. It was acquired from a gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona in the mid 1990’s.