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Bernard de Grunne Fine Tribal Arts Mask, Ituri Wood, 29 cm high, Democratic Republic of Congo. Provenance: Collection Charles Ratton, Paris, before 1970.

Exhibitor: Bernard de Grunne Fine Tribal Arts Mask Ituri Wood 29 cm high Democratic Republic of Congo Provenance: Collection Charles Ratton, Paris, before 1970

Africa | Headdress from the Boki people of Nigeria | Wood; red brown aged patina. Rattan base | ca. 1925 or earlier

Africa | Headdress from the Boki people of Nigeria | Wood; red brown aged patina. Rattan base | ca. 1925 or earlier

Africa | Mask (Banda) from the Nalu peoples, Niger River region, Guinea. | Wood, paint | 19th - 20th century | The raffia and textile attachments that can be seen on this mask have been reconstructed in 1995. | In contemporary Baga society, the Banda performer, invariably a young man, carries the wooden headdress on top of his head. Attached to the underside of the headdress is a large raffia cape that covers the dancers face and extends to his knees.

Guinea Niger River region Nalu people mask, banda, of wood & paint, C. The Banda performer (a young man) wears the headdress on top of his head. Attached to its underside, a large raffia cape covers the dancer's face and extends to his knees.

Africa | Helmet mask / headdress from the Senufo people of the Ivory Coast | Wood

Africa | Helmet mask / headdress from the Senufo people of the Ivory Coast | Wood

Abelam figure to celebrate the Yam harvest - Papua New Guinea Circa 1950

Abelam figure to celebrate the Yam harvest - Papua New Guinea Circa 1950

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