Ivory Coast (New Cote d’ Ivoire)
H: 13 in
W: 12 in
D: 4 in
The powerful male mask with rounded forehead, deep furrowed brow, and protruding eyes with aquiline nose between eyes, six talon-like hooks carving inward from cheeks, with two teeth embracing red tongue; the perimeter with cloth attachments, the lower portion displaying seventeen large bells and sixteen smaller bells, and seven metal studs around split crown-like forehead. There is an obvious loss of one exaggerated ear on the left side of the face; apparently due to age and usage. A fine and powerful work of art, with a custom base.