It looks to me like a mash-up of Nigerian and Ivoirian styles. The eyes and overall shape are reminiscent of Ogoni masks, the under-eye scarification isJan 12 1 of 2View SourceIt looks to me like a mash-up of Nigerian and Ivoirian styles. The eyes and overall shape are reminiscent of Ogoni masks, the under-eye scarification is typical of the Igbo, and you see that figure-eight mouth a lot on recent tourist pieces in Baule or Guro style. As for where it comes from, it's hard to know. My first guess would be a workshop in Cameroon.
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Subject: [African_Arts] Help with mask
I have another mask that i am having trouble categorizing. Can any one point me in the right direction?