Lot: 17498th Auction
Heddle pulley "konantre"
Côte d'Ivoire, Baule
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|Mark Eglinton, New York, USA
||H: 5.1 inch||
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.