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Baga Nimba Face Mask African Art

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Title Baga Nimba Face Mask African Art
Type of Object Mask
Country of Origin Guinea
People Baga
Materials Wood
Approximate Age 20th Century
Dimensions Height: 12 Inches
Width: 8 Inches
Overall Condition Good. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners.   Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.  We examine each piece carefully when we receive it and report any damage we find in our listings.  Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.
Damage/Repair Repaired bird

Additional Information:  The Baga people, a small group of 45,000, live along the coast of Guinea. The Baga moved to their current location as early as the 14thC. Their art is often quite abstract and spectacular, and is eagerly sought by collectors and revolves around nature, the harvest and the veneration of feminine beauty. All of these vital social and spiritually important elements are combined in the D'mba, or "Nimba." Prescott has said:" Nimba is the joy of living; it is the promise of abundant harvest in the entire Bagata."

For comparative examples see Lamp's ART OF THE BAGA.

Recommended Reading: Kerchache's ART OF AFRICA;