Timed Auction

The Summertime(d) Sale

Sat, Jul 29, 2023 03:30PM EDT - Sat, Aug 19, 2023 10:00AM EDT
Lot 260

Senufo Kpelie, Ivory Coast, African Polychrome Carved Wood Mask With Metal And Fiber, 20Th Century H 17" W 8"

Estimate: $200 - $400

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Considered feminine, the masqueraders wearing the mask also dance during funeral celebrations to honor deceased Senufo elders (alongside the more aggressive wanyugo masquerade) and it is believed that the mask leads the spirit of the deceased away from his home and into the ancestral realm. Private Collection, Bloomfield Township, Michigan. Provenance: Property from a Bloomfield Township, MI private collection.


small crack on the left forehead, condition is consistent with age and use. | Please note all lots show signs of wear commensurate with age and use, and the lack of a statement regarding condition does not imply the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from defects or the effects of aging. Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of DuMouchelles' specialists. Should you have any specific questions regarding the condition of this lot, please use the “Request Condition Report” or “Ask a Question” buttons or email conditions@dumoart.com.