Tribal art > African mask > Baga mask
Baga Sibondel mask (N° 19908)
Rare sculpture formed by a composite assembly of removable characters, embedded in a wrought case. The sides of the latter, flanked by a cheerful hare's head as a "figurehead", are artistically decorated with decorative motifs. Female figures, Muslims, characters perched on a motorcycle, and bird figures are cheerfully displayed on the platform surrounded by crenellated borders. The whole, a variant of the bird mask still appearing today, was generally made of cheese wood. Polychrome matt patina.
Mixed with the Nalu and Landuman, the Baga live along the coast of Guinea-Bissau in swampy areas that are flooded six months a year. These Baga groups, who live on the coast and live from rice cultivation, are made up of seven sub-groups, including the Baga Kalum, Bulongic, Baga Sitem, Baga Mandori, etc... They believe in a creator god called Nagu, Naku, whom they do not represent, and who is accompanied by a male spirit whose name is Somtup. After the abandonment of the rites following Islamization, colonization, or conversions to Christianity, the Baga seek today to revive their traditions through festive ceremonies using masks.
Ref : "Baga" plate 39 . ED. 5Continents.
Watch the video
This item is sold with its certificate of authenticity
Estimated shipping cost
Warning, this item cannot be shipped using regular shipping methods.
The shipping cost will be sent to you after you place the order (and you will still have the possibility to cancel the order).
You can also contact us before to know the shipping cost.
|Estimated dating|| halfxxe|
You could also be interested by these items