Nubian Head Mask - Item #650
Patina Options and Material Information
Each and every piece is custom finished. A slight variation in color from order to order is to be expected.
Most reproductions are hand-cast in Gypsum reinforced with polymer, glass fiber, burlap and/or metal rods for extra strength.
Here are examples of the patina options:
5 Inches High x 3 Inches Wide x 4 Inches Deep
This is a mask from the original bust. The 1848 original is bronze although there are many copies in collections around the world. This piece was Charles Cordier's first and most successful ethnographic sculpture. Cordier created it using the traditional method of sculpting the bust in clay and creating a plaster cast from his clay model. During this period it was more popular in ethnographic sculpture to create a plaster cast from a live model. Although he was not the sitter, the bust is said to be of Saïd Abdallah of the Mayac Tribe in the Kingdom of Darfour.
Artist: Charles Henri Joseph Cordier
Museum: Art Institute of Chicago; Musée Malraux, Le Havre, France; Musée de l'Homme, Paris; Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD, USA; Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library, New York; Cite de l'architecture et du patrimoine, Paris
Time Period: Modern, 1848
1911 Catalog ID # - 10708