Mask of the so-called “à planche” type, with engraved geometric decoration, depicting Bayiri, protective spirit of both groups, Bwa or Wimiana. Carved wood with traces of lively polychromy
NOTE: for similar examples see University of Iowa, Stanley Museum of Art, USA, cat. 2011.27 a-c or J. Kerchache, J.L. Paudrat, L'art africain, ill.914, coll. Ilia Malichin.
Provenance: Italian private collection, acquired in the early '70s from a historical French collection formed around the 40s of the last century.
Measures: 26,00 x 85,00 cm