Priced for the pair - we will not separate these two. Mblo masks perform at gbagba entertainment
dances on important occasions. These portrait masks appear one by
one, each escorted by its human “double” and greeted as an honored
guest. The face masks are portraits representing individuals who
embody an ideal in their culture. Although portrait masks depict a
person in his or her prime, their performance suggests a dignified
elder. It celebrates beauty and age, hence its refined features. Most
mblo portrait masks can be recognized as depictions of known
These are in the carving style of the Totokro master. The male mask has a slight crack down the forehead/nose, and the female mask shows wear on the right eye and other age cracks.
Ex. Christopher and Genevieve McConnell collection.
Male mask: Height: 12 ⅜" x width: 6 ˝" x Depth: 4"
Female mask: Height: 10 ˝" x Width: 6 ⅜" x Depth: 3 ⅜"