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Wood sculpture, 'Baga Protective Serpent I' - Hand Carved African Serpent Sculpture from Ghana

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Hand Carved African Serpent Sculpture from Ghana, "Baga Protective Serpent I"

Salihu Ibrahim in Ghana carves an impressive replica of Bansonyi, the Baga... more

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Salihu Ibrahim in Ghana carves an impressive replica of Bansonyi, the Baga serpent. The figure is generally worn as a headdress in a ritual dance that evokes the serpent's protective spirit over young men that are coming of age. The Baga peoples occupy the northern coast of Guinea and the southern coast of Guinea-Bissau. Ibrahim carves the sculpture by hand from sese wood and embellishes it with paint and local clay.

  • 1.31 kgs
  • 2.9 lbs
  • 76 cm H x 16 cm W x 10 cm D
  • 30" H x 6.25" W x 3.9" D

  • Sese wood
  • Features a rustic, rugged finish
  • 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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Archeopteryx

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06/15/2022

"Butterfly Bird Mask"

This is outstanding! It hangs near our stairs after coming in the front door of the house. The craftsmanship is exquisite, and the colors flow into the space. When hung on a single hook it hangs at a slight angle, but I feel that accentuates it.

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Landon

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04/14/2022

"Gorgeous"

This fabulous mask looks beautiful in my library.

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Sandy

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03/11/2022

"The hair on the other hand is full and beautiful"

It was beautiful but I was hoping the beard would be fuller like in the picture- it is very skimpy The hair on the other hand is full and beautiful

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Tatyana

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01/21/2022

"Beautiful elephant"

Im a big fan of Salihu Ibrahim and this mask is another addition to my collection. Well done again Salihu Ibrahim!

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Oumarou

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11/20/2021

"Excellent"

Extremely good quality highly pleased. thank you .came as advertised and nicely packaged.incredibly satisfied.

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Oumarou

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11/20/2021

"Excellent"

Extremely good quality highly pleased. thank you .came as advertised and nicely packaged.incredibly satisfied.

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