Lot: 237

99th Auction

Pendant in the shape of a miniature mask

Côte d'Ivoire, Baule

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Berry de Bruijn, Breda, The Netherlands H: 3 inch 450 EUR
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

brass, base

Such small masks were said to represent the faces of slain enemies. Valued as charms, they are either worn around the neck as pendants or attached to the top of swords.

compare AHDRC 0053616