Flat “Goli” mask, “kpan pre” type (with horns) - BAULE - Ivory Coast

Flat “Goli” mask, “kpan pre” type (with horns) - BAULE - Ivory Coast
2nd half of the 20th century - Good condition

Flat Baule “goli” mask of the “kpan pre” (with horns) type.
Light-weighted wood, natural pigments of bright colours, good preservation of the polychromy.
Dimensions: Height: 52 cm.
Object delivered without stand.
Very stylised flat mask topped by a pair of antelope horns, used for the “goli” cult which celebrates the new harvests. The shape of the eyes and the mouth is typical of certain “goli” masks. It is noseless. Black triangles surrounding the face represent the rays of the moon; the white ones, the rays of the sun. Several elements of life are gathered on this mask: the human, the animal world and the stars. This sort of mask has inspired painters like Picasso and Léger.

Careful packaging. Express shipment.

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