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Aluminum and Brass Plated African Mask, "Asempa"

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This embellished mask is the creation of Ghana's Joseph Boateng. The artisan... more

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This embellished mask is the creation of Ghana's Joseph Boateng. The artisan hand carves the mask from local sese wood, sands the surface smooth, then decorates the forehead and cheeks with textured aluminum and brass plate, and the image of a rhino. The mask is called Asempa, a Ghanaian Akan word that means "good news."

  • 0.93 kgs
  • 2.1 lbs
  • 48 cm H x 18 cm W x 8 cm D
  • 19" H x 7" W x 3.1" D

  • Sese wood, aluminum and brass plate
  • Intended as wall decor
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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13

Moises

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03/29/2021

"I like my version of this mask"

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I really like this mask!!! First time I buy from Novica. I will say that my mask does not look exactly like the one in the picture. I think when you are picking a mask you have to ask yourself if you like the overall look of the mask because you will probably get a variation of the pictured mask. Which makes sense since they are hand carved and sometimes more than one of the same mask is made. This does not take away from the craftsmanship. Make no mistake, this is a well made mask. I applaud the artist for his creative effort and I look forward to seeing his future offerings :)

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Elizabeth

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09/10/2020

"So unique"

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I was so pleased with this box. The size was a great surprise. It looks like a number of the masks I have seen. The artist should consider making a hanging version that opens and has key hooks inside. I would buy definitely buy more of his work. This is unique.

Best Uses

  • Outstanding on an entry table

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Joanne

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03/29/2020

"Love this!"

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Again I bought this for my husband, this is great and even nicer in person. Love the color!

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Devora

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01/09/2020

"Perfect"

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Love my sculpture, great addition to my collection.

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IvyJo

From Clyde NC

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01/09/2020

"Wonderful quality"

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Excellent quality and workmanship. This box sits on the corner of my dresser near the doorway and is the last thing I see when leaving my room and the first thing when returning. It always makes me smile. Very pleased with this purchase.

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11/05/2019

"Given to a friend who loves African art !"

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My friends love the drum player and are asking me where I purchased it !

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This an large size sculpture fits in well

Best Uses

  • group in other sculptures of African art

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Preserving Traditions

Preserving Traditions

This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.

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