Large Kple Kple african mask - Baule - Ivory Coast - SOLD OUT

Exceptional mask of Goli worship in African art Baoulé

This African mask belongs to the group Goli who intervenes during funerals or when a serious danger threatens. The Kple-Kple mask, worn by a young man, announces the release of the powerful Golin Glin. The large facies is always surmounted by horns, such as those of the ram. These horns connect him to Nyamye, creator god. The sobriety of the features with the toothed mouth and the white circular aliasing still supports the expression of the face. This stylistic discovery is perhaps due to the knowledge and influence of some flat voltaic masks.

The dimensions of this traditional mask are exceptional.

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Data sheet

Presumed dating
Circa 1950
114 x 72 cm
Ethnic group
Baoulé / Baulé
Ivory Coast
Tribal art collection Belgium

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