Mask - Bronze - Kpeliye - Senufo - Ivory Coast - Asian African Art
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Mask – Bronze – Kpeliye – Senufo – Ivory Coast

 225,00

Mid 20th century – Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Object:Mask
Indigenous object name:Kpeliye
Ethnic group/ culture:Senufo
Region/ country:Ivory Coast
Material:Bronze
Period:Mid 20th century
Condition:Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand:No
Dimensions:28×15×8 cm
Weight:900 g

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Description

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.

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