Small Baga Nimba Shoulder Mask #640

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The Nimba masks are the most common form of art from the Baga people. It is the protector of pregnant woman and represents the mother of fertility, and was also used in ceremonies. During a event the dancer would wear it on his shoulder and look through the hole in the middle. However this piece is a replica and was most likely created for decoration and selling purposes.  

Provenance: Private collection. F.d.G in NL / Tribal Art Treasures


  • 20th century
  • Origin: Guinea
  • Good condition
  • Ethnic group: Baga
  • Materials: Wood, Paint
  • Weight: 162 grams
  • Dimensions: 6,5 x 4,5 x 18,5 cm
  • Amount (in stock): 1

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