BAGA/NALU BANDA MASK 10 , Guinea

Photographs © Tim Hamill

BAGA / NALU
BANDA MASK 10
57.5" high x 10" wide x 8.5" deep
$1000
SOLD

Despite its appearance we believe this mask was probably made to be sold.

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.

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