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Large Kpeliyee Mask - Wood - Senufo - Ivory Coast - Asian African Art
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Large Kpeliyee Mask – Wood – Senufo – Ivory Coast


Object:Kpeliyee Mask
Ethnic group / culture:SENUFO
Region/ country:Ivory Coast
Period:Mid 20th century
Condition:Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand:No
Dimensions:68x26x13 cm
Weight:3000 g

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Unusual large Kpeliyee mask from teh Senufo tribe of Ivory Coast. This classical mask diplays all the stylistic characteristics of Senufo art: a round face, a T-shaped nose and blobular eyes.
This refined face mask represent women, are danced by men, and are usually associated with the Poro association. Called “Beautiful Lady” masks, they come with many variations, with rich and complex symbolism.Typical wings with several scarifications on the mask.

Provenance: former private collection from Belgium. Collected in the period 1953 – 1959 (More details provided to buyer).
Sold with a certificate of authenticity.