Wood carved miniature. "Nafana Bedo Mask-Ghana" by Kofi Cole.
Dimensions: 7.5" H
Herbert M. Cole, known to many as Skip, taught African art history (plus Oceanic and Native American) from 1968-2003. He also taught briefly at UCLA and the University of Cape Town, in South Africa.
Cole is author, co-author or editor of eleven books on African arts and 60+ essays and articles. Four years of African field research centered on southeastern Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, and Cote d’Ivoire.
In 2001 Cole received a Leadership Award from the Arts Council of the African Studies Association (the professional body for Africanists), a lifetime achievement honor. Cole continues to publish, and he has been a consultant to museums and private collectors in the US and abroad.