mid 20th century - Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
|Object:||Kpeliye mask from Poro|
|Region/ country:||Côte d'Ivoire|
|Period:||mid 20th century|
|Condition:||Vintage - used with visible signs of wear|
|Sold with stand:||No|
34 x 19 cm.
Former collection France
Throughout the 20th century, the members of the Poro, a Senufo initiatory society, would wear little, finely carved, facial masks, as emblems.
The masks, called Kpeliye’e (Kpeliye) present delicate oval faces with geometric projections on the sides. The raised and incised scarification motifs ornament the smooth and shiny surfaces of these masks.
Considered to be feminine, these masks, because of their grace and beauty, pay tribute to their deceased elders. These complement the helmet masks, also supported by fraternal organisations of the region.
The bright colours associated to this item are unusual, and may have reflected the power of this mask’s owner, to ward off the negative forces within the community.
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Tags: mask, figurine, sculpture, figure, statuette, wood, art, contemporary, first, primitive, tribal, African, antiquity, artwork, gallery, Picasso, Giacometti, art gallery, African art, cubism.
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Catawiki member since April 6, 2018, received 142 reviews in total (112 in last 12 months)
|Feedback score:||99.1% (112 reviews)|
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Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.L extremite du nez de masque punu est arrivée cassée, ce défaut n apparait pas sur les photos, ce qui déprécie la valeur intrinsèque et la beauté de ce masque. L emballage était pourtant très correct
TRES BONNE TRANSACTION. MERCI.
received lot in good time in good order
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Achat globalement satisfaisant dans l'ensemble. Valeur d'enchères quelque peu surévaluée par les experts.
Certificat d'authenticité/ancienneté/origine de l'objesouhaitée, conformément sa description.
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Na een misverstand mijnerzijds annuleerde ik de aankoop. Verkoper heeft dit geaccepteerd. Hartelijk dank voor de medewerking en belofte van restitutie.
Beter volgende keer, dank.
This was a good experience. The mask was as described thanks to the photos. The price was I hope fair to us both. It was well packed and delivered promptly. I don't have any negatives.
Volgens BPost zou het pakket 6 sept 14.19 bezorgd zijn. Was thuis niets gezien. Al veel meer problemen met BPost gehad.
Very nice. Fast shipping. Thanks.
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