Africa | Eket mask from the Ibibeo people of southern Nigeria | Wood, paint

AFRICAN MASK - Ibibeo People, Southern Nigeria, Eket Mask, in carved and painted wood, circa 18 x

Antelope mask, Bobo people, Burkina Fasso

Antelope mask Bobo people, Burkina Fasso 28 inches, painted wood Two antelope masks, called Kaan, rest between dances. Their ritual role is to remove any vestiges of negative energy that have accumulated in the community since the last harvest.

Goat Mask, Africa

Goat Mask, Africa century Côte d'Ivoire, central Culture: Guro or Baule. (it is very reminiscent of the Egyptian God Innubis, very curious).

N’tomo Mask. Bamana people, Mali. Painted wood. Characterized by multiple horns and, sometimes, eyelashes and white shell ornamentation, these masks serve to protect young boys during their first initiation cycle before circumcision. This style, with the head of the woman in front of the horns is made by Bougouni people in Mali. The number of horns make reference to specific characteristics of males (3 or s3 horns) or females (4 or 8 horns) and the androgynous (2, 5 or 7).

Mali: Bamana Ntomo Mask Mask styles vary by region, plus there are masks from the Marka, Malinke and Bozo peoples living in the same area that can be easily mistaken for Bamana.

A Grebo mask, Ivory Coast/Liberia

A Grebo mask Wood, nails, cauries - 33 and 56 cm Liberia, Ivory Coast. Like the use of copper nails. Copper nails could be added to cladding as a feature.

Africa | Helmet mask “bwoom” from the Kuba people of DR Congo | Wood with black patina, remains of pigments, cowrie shells and glass beads | ca. mid 1900s

Helmet mask “bwoom” from the Kuba people of DR Congo, mid

Africa | 'Deangle' mask from the Dan people | Wood, pigment, raffia, textile and metal

'Deangle' mask from the Dan people, Wood, pigment, raffia, textile and metal.

Africa | Mask "idangani" from the Salampasu people of DR Congo | Raffia, palnt fiber, feathers and wood

African mask "idangani" from the Salampasu people of DR Congo

Kran Mask | The Kran are in the southwest region of Côte d'Ivoire and southern Liberia, and belong to Kru (to distinguish them from people Mande culture, such as Dan)

Ce masque Kran,dont la mâchoire est articulée, servait de justicier et…