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A Senufo Kpelie mask

Regular price €500,00 EUR
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A Senufo Kpelie mask, Ivory Coast, of oval hollowed form, features delicate deeply concave faces with a protruding mouth showing two rows of teeth, a long slender nose with a broad tip, pierced slit eyes, an overhanging forehead with a protruding ornament in the middle, raised and incised scarification patterns ornament the smooth surface, the face framed by elaborate abstract appendages, atop a panel with two zigzag lines at the sides, the mask pierced through at the rim for attachment; brown patina, traces of age and ritual use.

Lit.: Kat. Ausst. Die Kunst der Senufo: Elfenbeinküste. Mit einem Beitrag von Till Förster, Staatliche Museen der Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Museum für Völkerkunde Berlin, 16.11.1990 - 24.2.1991, Berlin 1990; Lorenz Homberger: Künstler in Werkstätten der Senufo. In: Eberhard Fischer/Lorenz Homberger: Afrikanische Meister. Kunst der Elfenbeinküste, Zurüch 2014, p. 151-178; Die Kunst der Senufo, Museum Rietberg Zürich, aus Schweizer Sammlung, Zürich 1988; Holas, B., L´Art Sacré Sénoufo, Limoges, 1978; Frank Herreman: Facing the Mask, Museum for African Art, New York 2002; Wolfgang Jaenicke blog "Forbidden games".

500 - 600,- Euro

Height: 41 cm

Weight: 700 g