Q: If you can identify region. Alma, 1770
A: Alma, I wish you would write a bit more about this interesting mask. Who you bought it from, when, where, how much you paid, dimensions, etc. Any of this info might help a person remember something. I can’t remember seeing a mask like it, but will classify it as African because that seems like a descent guess. We know you would like to identify its tribe and location, as well as determine authenticity. Who knows, it could be quite valuable. Thanks for sharing your Mystery Mask with us. Bob (See recent comments)
This is an authentic Bini mask from Nigeria
I will get measurements and profile photo. If I have had info I would not be asking opinion. As usual I do not express my guess except that the ‘smile’ is a bit suspicious it could be modern fake, although w/o dendrology and carbon-dating I can only guess… Much appreciated any opinion as usual.
You don’t need a carbon test, it is a culturally used Bini mask from around the middle 20th C
Hi Alma, you don’t need a carbon test,
This is an authentic used Bini mask made around mid 20th C
Thanks Eric, indeed it’s scribbled also on the mask BINI.