African Female Sculpture “Nimba” from the Baga People in Guinea
The most important of the Baga art forms is the great mask, or Nimba. It represents the mother of fertility, protector of pregnant women, and presides over all agricultural ceremonies. The dancer, wearing a full raffia costume, carries the mask on his shoulders, looking out through holes between the breasts. In use, such masks rise more than eight feet above the ground. Most show a standardized pattern of facial scarification.
|Condition||Excellent. The wood has a crack in the back. See picture..|
|Country of Origin||Guinea|