|A Baya wood sculpture of a wise man, from the Bambara people of Mali. Our Art Fair purchase last week.|
|We bought our new sculpture from Ibrahim, a dealer in African art.|
Over the years, we have bought a number of masks from him.
He is not part of the "official" art fair, but just a sidewalk vendor.
|Our sculpture as Ibrahim displayed it. Sitting in the gutter? OK.|
Our wise man is more respected on the mantle above our fireplace.
|In 2009, I took this photo at Ibrahim's art fair sale. The sculpture is very similar|
to the one I bought this year, but obviously not the same one. The hands on
the two statues are mirror images, for one thing. And the eyes are different.
|African mask of Elvis. Mid-20th century.|
For more posts on African masks in my collection and ones that I've seen in museums, you can go to this link at my travel blog: http://maetravels.blogspot.com/search/label/African%20Masks or to the African Masks link at the bottom of this post.
All photos copyright 2019 by Mae & Len Sander. This blog post was created by Mae for maefood dot blogspot dot com. If you read it elsewhere, it's been stolen.