SPECTACULAR /PRISTINE BAGA NIMBA SHOULDER MASK | AFRICAN TRIBAL MASK | AFRICAN
Dimensions: 14" Wide x 21" Deep x 45" Tall
Origin: Southern Region of Guinea
Condition: Used and in Excellent Condition
Material: Hardwood & Ornamental Metal Finish
Finish Tone: Dark Espresso / Walnut Patina
Carved to represent the dignifying shape of a woman role model & mother, this
spectacular sculpture is named “Nimba” or “D’mba” in origin Guinea Bissau. The
mask is sculpted from a single piece of hardwood and is one of the heaviest
masks from Africa. The sculpture’s breasts are a testament to her raising and
nursing her infants with selfless dedication.
D’mba sculptures are traditionally a dance mask and worn over the shoulders
during a ceremony. Each mask over time has been decorated differently with some
being plain and others highly decorated with metal plates, brass tacks and
jewelry. Mask featured in this listing has a highly detailed and ornate metal
finish which is extremely rare and simply jaw dropping. D'mba sculptures are a
perfect collector item and a corner statement piece guaranteed to demand
Pablo Picasso was inspired by and even bought a Nimba Sculpture
of his own in 1928.
Small legs were carved to provide support and easily balance over
Nimba masks were used for ceremonial dances. Raffia Skirt would be
used to hide the dancer.
Nimba was also seen as a goddess of fertility.
SHIPPING AND RETURN
Due to the weight and size, this mask/sculpture will be shipped via LTL Cargo
transportation. We will require 3-5 business days to have this packaged and
boxed accordingly and most importantly "SAFELY". LTL Transportation can take
anywhere from 5-10 days transit times with a release signature required.
Returns are not accepted on this piece. Thank you.