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Just a Wood Carving /Would Love Your Opinion or Knowledge

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posted on Dec, 9 2014 @ 03:33 PM
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Hi everyone, I acquired this wood carving some time ago in a second hand shop.

I would be very interested in any knowledgable folks input about the piece.

My thoughts are that it is African, but has some strange modern elements such as the style of the upper face.

It's a very detailed carving that may show blurry on the iPad photo, sorry.

I'm wondering what it represents, opinions on this are also interesting to me.

I'm pretty sure that is iron wood, is not signed, and must have taken quite a while to make.




Any thoughts?

Thanks!

Cheers!




posted on Dec, 9 2014 @ 03:44 PM
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It's beautiful, but I think it's upside down!

Ironwood is really heavy, isn't it? Is the mask heavy?



posted on Dec, 9 2014 @ 03:53 PM
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a reply to: Hushabye

The photo is upside down, unless we have an ATSer that can levitate candles and likes reading on his/her head.

Cody



posted on Dec, 9 2014 @ 03:55 PM
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a reply to: Treespeaker

My parents have two masks that are similar to that, except they are painted. They were given to my dad as a gift by a student of his who was a government muckety-muck from somewhere in Africa (not being snide, just don't remember the country). They were told that the masks are what we would call funeral masks. Not for the deceased, but for those participating in the ceremonies for the funeral. The ones my parents have are supposed to represent good and evil.



posted on Dec, 9 2014 @ 03:56 PM
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Fixed it for you.

Cool mask but I have no info to offer.



posted on Dec, 9 2014 @ 04:15 PM
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looks like a Dogon ceremonial mask.
but i could be wrong.

good luck finding out exactly what it represents ill keep looking to see if i can find one like it with more info.



posted on Dec, 9 2014 @ 04:19 PM
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a reply to: Treespeaker

Can we see a pic of the back?

What kind of wood it is made from is out of my realm of expertise.

Identifying african wood



posted on Dec, 9 2014 @ 05:00 PM
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a reply to: Hushabye

oh my days. I was concentrating so hard on the mask, I didn't even look at what ever else was in the picture!



posted on Dec, 9 2014 @ 05:43 PM
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a reply to: Hushabye

pops, don't know how it shows upside down, looks good on my pad lol that's not saying much.

It's very heavy.

Cheers!

The other stuff was incidental lol.



posted on Dec, 9 2014 @ 05:44 PM
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a reply to: Shamrock6

Thanks for the lead, I'm going to have to look that up for sure.

Never considered it might be a funeral right.

Cheers!



posted on Dec, 9 2014 @ 05:45 PM
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a reply to: pez1975

I've heard of them, now I'll have to do some reading
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Thanks!

Cheers!



posted on Dec, 9 2014 @ 05:46 PM
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a reply to: intrptr

The back is very rough and has nothing on it whatsoever.

Peace, cheers!



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