A Senufo Kpelié mask, village Dikodougou, Ivory Coast, of hollowed oval form, a pointed mouth beneath a slender nose framed by pierced slit eyes, a domed forehead, linear decorative scars on both cheeks and around the mouth, surmounted by chameleon, framed by elaborate abstract appendages, pierced through at the rim for attachment; reddish encrusted patina, traces of age and ritual use, incl. stand.
Lit.: Holas, B., L´Art Sacré Sénoufo, Limoges, 1978, Facing the Mask, Herreman, Frank, Museum for African Art. s. publ; Wolfgang Jaenicke blog “Forbidden games”.
500 – 600,-Euro
Height: 35 cm
Weight: 820 g