Lot: 128

Large face mask "kple kple" of the "goli" group

Côte d'Ivoire, Baule

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Jan Lundberg, Malmö, Sweden
Pierre Dartevelle, Brüssel, Belgien

H: 35.4 inch 7000 EUR / 14000 EUR

wood, polychrome painted, "Kple kple", the first set of masks to appear during "goli" celebrations. "Goli" is a day long celebration usually performed during the funeral of high ranking and respected community members. Baule "goli" performances consist of four red/ black, male/ female dance mask pairs appearing in a pre-defined order. The "kple kple" masks represent the junior male society and are used to announce the arrival of "goli glin" and "kpwan".