Kpeliye Mask - Wood - Senufo - Ivory Coast

Description
Kpeliye Mask - Wood - Senufo - Ivory Coast
mid 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Stylistic wooden mask from the Senufo people of Ivory Coast.
The unique features which characterize the Kpelie mask include elongated flanges radiating from the bottom part of the mask, which are a reference to the hornbill bird. The horns on the mask refer to the ram, an important sacrificial animal.

Provenance: former private collection from Belgium.

Shipping within 24 hours after the payment is received. Tracking number will be provided. Signature upon delivery. Fully insured.
May as well be viewed and picked up at the Asian African Art Gallery in Vessem (NL).

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Lot details
Object
Kpeliye Mask
Ethnic group/ culture
Senufo
Region/ country
Ivory Coast
Material
Wood
Period
Mid 20th century
Condition
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
38×18×9 cm
Weight
900 g
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