This mask is known as 'Kplekple', it depicts the buffalo god Goli.
Made of wood: the round face masks of the masked performing couple (female = black) - (the male mask is red).
Above are black buffalo horns coloured white.
The protruding eyes, the border and their open mouth with teeth are painted white.
With a good, old patina from use, as well as minor damage to the edges and below due to age (small chips).
2nd half of the 20th century.
Dimensions: H: 136 cm (1.36 m)
Width: 73 cm
Depth: 10 cm.
Provenance: from a German private collection.
Overall, a very nice piece.
Colour abrasion on exposed surfaces and edges.
Shipping: very well packed, insured shipping via DHL with tracking number.
- Groot Masker
- Nom de l’objet indigène
- Ethnie / culture
- Côte d'Ivoire
- Deuxième moitié du XXe siècle
- Vintage, utilisé avec des signes visibles d'usure
- Vendu avec support
- 136×73×10 cm