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nov 25, 1920 - 174 Portrait mask (Mblo)

Description:

Early 20th century C.E.
Wood and pigment
Baule peoples (Cote d’Ivoire),Mask used as the part of a secular masquerade in Kami village in early 1900s
Two types of entertainment mask - Goli and Mblo
To perform with mask - Used by dancers in a series of dance skits called Gbagba
Change of the function over time; the mask’s use from dance => communication with the society, spirit and ancestors

Added to timeline:

11 months ago
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By Jewells Escamilla

Date:

nov 25, 1920
Now
~ 97 years ago

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