Lot: 226

101st Auction

Anthropomorphic face mask "kpélié" ("kpeli yehe")

Côte d'Ivoire, Senufo

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
H: 11.8 inch 1000 EUR
plus 27 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, blackened, rest.

This mask is an early commissioned work for the art market.

"Kpélié" masks are worn both at secret "poro" initiation rituals and at public funeral ceremonies.