See Barbier, J.B. (Ed.), Art of Cte d'Ivoire, Geneva, 1993, vol.II, p.54, no.77 for a similar mask from the Bondoukou region formerly in the Charles Ratton collection.
These masks illustrate the refined coiffure worn by the Muslim women at Shawwal the ceremony marking the close of Ramadan. They are described as works of joy and something that delight the eye.