Africa,  Unknown

Boolean version of African mask

Masks like this one come from Liberia or Ivory Coast. It could be from the Bete, We or Kran people. We know that African masks had an influence on Western modern art in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, but this is recent.

In most computer programming languages, a Boolean data type has only two possible values: true or false. I like the way this sculpture looks. Is it Boolean or not? You can read and see more about Boolian design here.

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