|Indigenous object name:||Kpeliye|
|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|
Stylistic bronze 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. Collected in the period 1953 – 1959 (More details provided to buyer).
Sold with a certificate of authenticity.