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Creator Nationality: Africa, Ivory Coast, Baule, 20th century
Creator Name-CRT: Africa, Ivory Coast, Baule, 20th century
Title: Female Mask (ngblo gbagba)
Title Type: Primary
Creation Start Date: 1940
Creation End Date: 1949
Creation Date: c. 1940s
Object Type: Sculpture
Classification Term: Sculpture
Materials and Techniques: wood
Dimensions: Overall: 41.2cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1974.203
Credit Line: Gift of Katherine C. White
Style or Period: Africa, Ivory Coast, Baule, 20th century
Context: This may be a portrait mask of a respected female elder. Note her elaborate multi-lobed coiffure, refined facial features, delicate facial marks, and square mouth with chipped teeth -- a sign of beauty. Baule masks like this were a major source of inspiration for the modernist painter Amadeo Modigliani. See his Portrait of a Girl (1917-18) in Gallery 36.See video
AMICA ID: CMA_.1974.203
AMICA Library Year: 2003
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