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Arte africana A Kpelie mask, SenufoIvory Coast.

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African art A Kpelie mask, SenufoIvory Coast. . Cm 13,00 x 25,00. Bronze kpelie mask associated with the initiatory society Poro among the Senufo people. These masks were worn by men during ceremonies or to honor deceased ancestors. As in other similar works, with geometric elegance and symmetry, there is an idealized female face, finely represented with signs of scarification, surrounded by animal and symbolic attributes. The two "legs" on the sides of the chin, symbolize the contact of the spirit with the earth.
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Arte africana A Kpelie mask, SenufoIvory Coast.

Estimate €2,000 - €2,500
Mar 24, 2020
Starting Price €800
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Capitoliumart s.r.l.

Capitoliumart s.r.l.

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0089: Arte africana A Kpelie mask, SenufoIvory Coast.

Sold for €1,200
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Est. €2,000 - €2,500Starting Price €800
Tue, Mar 24, 2020 10:00 AM
Buyer's Premium 31%

Lot 0089 Details

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African art A Kpelie mask, SenufoIvory Coast. . Cm 13,00 x 25,00. Bronze kpelie mask associated with the initiatory society Poro among the Senufo people. These masks were worn by men during ceremonies or to honor deceased ancestors. As in other similar works, with geometric elegance and symmetry, there is an idealized female face, finely represented with signs of scarification, surrounded by animal and symbolic attributes. The two "legs" on the sides of the chin, symbolize the contact of the spirit with the earth.

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