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Offering the Finest Quality Sub-Saharan African Art

 


Very Fine African Sierra Leone Mende Bundu Mask

 

Measurement:        Height: 16 Width: 9 Depth: 9 Inches
Measurement:        Height: 40.5 Width: 23 Depth: 23 Centimeters
                              Measurement Mask Only
Material:                Wood, Paint
Estimated Age:       Early 20th Century
Condition:             Very Good
Remarks:               Famous helmet mask form with blacken finish
Shipping:               US East Coast - Estimated $25.00
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CONDITION
Minor chips and scrapes, worn areas, several long age cracks, overall condition very good. Thank you and please view my other items.

BACKGROUND
The Mende settled in Sierra Leone during the 16th century, having migrated from the north. Today, the Mende live mostly from rice and cocoa farming and are organized into different chiefdoms. Social order and structure are regulated through the Poro male and the Sande female societies. During ceremonies associated with the latter, women wear Bundu masks which embody idealized female beauty and represent an ancestor of the society. These masks are typically of helmet hollow form with elaborate coiffure. The facial features are delicately carved with multiple folds on the neck area representing robustness of health and wealth. The surface of these mask are usually of blacken finish.

A custom stand is included with this mask. The stand is hand made specifically for this special piece. It is important to properly exhibit a beautiful piece of art. The splendor of the piece cannot be fully revealed without a correct display. Custom mask stands can cost a minimum of fifty and up to several hundred dollars depending on its complexity and size. It is very difficult to locate a good stand maker regardless of price, but fortunately this piece will be appropriately displayed and ready for you and your guests' enjoyment.


Painter Fred Uhlman words - Most of the artists I admired, Picasso, Modigliani, Deraini, to mention only a few, had collected African art and had been profoundly influenced by it. Shortly afterwards I bought the Baule Fetish and the Baule bobbin which are still two of the finest pieces in my collection. It is easy to see why I bought them and why from that moment I have never stopped collecting. The head of the bobbin or heddle - pulley which is after all only a functional object for the purpose of weaving seemed to me then and today as beautiful as a Greek goddess. The fetish moved me as deeply as the bobbin by its silent tragic dignity and its air of profound meditation.


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