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 This object is not available anymore.

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.