A rare Baule Kle-Kple mask


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Category: SKU: FXB07744


A rare Baule Kle-Kple mask, region of Dimbokro, close to Yamousokro, of hollowed form and large proportion, two faces are carved side by side in one block, both faces show the same protruding rectangular mouth with two rows of carved teeth, conical-shaped eyes, zoomorphic ears, in the middle of the mask a triangular hole for vision, the mask capped by curved partly striated horns and pierced through at the rim for attachment; varied brown patina, traces of age and ritual use, damage on the right ear, incl. stand., collected by Mohamed Belo Garba.

Lit.: Susan M. Vogel: Baule: African Art Western Eye, 1997; Bernard de Grunne: Über den Baule-Stil und seine Meister. In: Eberhard Fischer/Lorenz Homberger: Afrikanische Meister. Kunst der Elfenbeinküste, Zurüch 2014, p. 81-106.

600 – 700,- Euro

Height: 84 cm
Weight: 4.8 (incl. stand).

Additional information

Weight 4.8 kg