Lot: 6

Horned mask "kpan pre"

Côte d'Ivoire, Baule

Provenance Size Hammer price
Henk (1920-2001) and Greet Kouw, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Boris Kegel-Konietzko (1925-2020), Hamburg, Germany (1976)
Ludwig Bretschneider (1909-1987), Munich, Germany
German Private Collection
H: 13 inch 1800 EUR

wood, polychrome painted, label with inventory no. "821-1", base

The "kpan pre" mask type from the "goli" mask cycle represents a young girl and is usually depicted with two horns in honour of the buffalo god "goli".


Vogel, Susan Mullin, Baule, African Art - Western Eyes, New York 1997, p. 169 ff.