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Mask - Wood - Kpan - Baoulé - Ivory Coast

Mask - Wood - Kpan - Baoulé - Ivory Coast

Baoule mask
H= 32 cm or 43cm with the custom made stand

I got this mask in my shop from a private person who inherited it. It is not very old in my opinion and probably made for decoratin, but it is very sensitively carved.
One small part missing at the ear ( see pictures), if you want I'll restore it for free, if you buy it send me a private message and it will be restored nearly invisibly.

The Baule are from the Ivory Coast since more than 200 years.
They share common mask traditions with the Guro, Senufo and Yaure peoples. This dance mask is a Kpan, (with fine coiffure and refined carving; it represent the Senior female in Goli ceremonies) . This mask’s symbolizes the elder intelligence and its downcast eyes suggest an introspective disposition.

David Norden is a third generation antique dealers, dealing in African Art in Antwerp-Belgium since 1992.
All lots from David Norden's collection are sold with a written description of the tribe and David Norden private opinion .
May be viewed or picked up in David Norden's Buy African Antiques Shop in Antwerp.
FREE INSURED SHIPPING WORLDWIDE- FREE WRITTEN DESCRIPTION IN EACH PACKAGE.
Please note: seller guarantees the authenticity as described.

Object Mask
Indigenous object name Kpan
Ethnic group/ culture Baoulé
Region/ country Ivory Coast
Material Wood
Period Late 20th century
Condition Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand Yes
Dimensions 32×19×10 cm
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