Lot: 174

98th Auction

Heddle pulley "konantre"

Côte d'Ivoire, Baule

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Mark Eglinton, New York, USA
H: 5.1 inch 1200 EUR
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, pigment, base

The headpiece is modelled on the Baule mask type "bo nun amuin".

"Bo nun amuin" literally means "gods of the forest" ("bushes"). Masks embodying "bo nun amuin" are considered the most ritually significant and sacred masks of the Baule.