BAGA/NALU BANDA MASKS, Guinea

The Baga/Nalu Banda masks below have been vetted as authentic.


 

BAGA
Nalu Mask 1
72" high
$4000

 

BAGA
Nalu Mask 2
76" high
$3500

BAGA
Nalu Mask 3
77" high
$3500

 

BAGA
Nalu Mask 4
64" high
$3000


Despite their appearance, these Baga/Nalu Banda masks below have probably been made to be sold.

 

BAGA
Nalu Mask 5
70" high
$2000

 

BAGA
Nalu Mask 6
74" high
$2000

BAGA
Nalu Mask 9
55" high
$1000

BAGA
Nalu Mask 11
24.5" high
$300

BAGA
Nalu Mask 12
26.5" high
$300



BAGA
Nalu Mask 13
29" high
$150 


BAGA
Mask 14

28.5" high
$400

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

BAGA/NALU, BANDA MASKS, Guinea


Masks like these large, horizontally worn masks, Banda, were used by the nearby and closely related Nalu people. The masks blend features of crocodiles, antelopes, sharks and humans in a very complex, Baroque style. They symbolically guarded households, crops and even entire villages and appear in harvest ceremonies.

The height given on this page is as photographed, including the raffia. More measurements are given on the individual pages. The large, custom made stands are included on a few, but not all, of the masks. Some were placed on borrowed stands just to be photographed. For information on the bases GO TO BAGA NALU BASES PAGE

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