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Art Deco Period, African Ritual Tribal Oxidized Bronze ‘Brow Mask’, 1920s



This superb example of the ritual African ‘Brow Mask’ is a unique creation of a truly skillful artist from the Jimini tribe of the Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire) during the Art Deco period. The Jimini are relatives of the Senufo people in Ivory Coast. Their neighbors, the Senufo, Baule and Kulango, influence their artistic style and yet it has recognizable independent features. The present Jimini ‘brow’ mask face displays accentuated large and hatched eyebrows above slanting eyes, a prominent hooknose, characteristically hemispheric protruding mouth, and scarification marks on the cheeks. The seamless structure of the exterior and interior of this oxidized bronze mask is the result of the ‘lost-wax’ method of artisanship used. Rare! Dimensions: Height 7.5 inches, width 7.75 inches, depth 4.75 inches.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 7.5 in. (19.05 cm)Width: 7.75 in. (19.69 cm)Depth: 4.75 in. (12.07 cm)
  • Style
    Primitive (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Please examine the photos attentively, as they are an integral part of description. Send us a message to request more details or discuss price.
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU2819313126781

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