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Masque facial anthropomorphe "kpan"

Côte d'Ivoire, Baoulé

Provenance Taille Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation
Schiller Art Gallery (Gregory Verdonck & Jean-Marc Desaive), Brussels, Belgium H: 30 cm Cet objet n’est plus disponible.

wood, base

"Goli" mask dances were performed at funerals of important persons and in times of danger, and more recently purely for entertainment.

Four male/female pairs of masks, painted red and black, appear in a strictly defined order.

The masks "kpan" (= "the senior woman") appear as the last pair of masks towards the end of the "goli" mask festival. They embody the wife/s of "goli glin" (= "the older man").