Lot: 192

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Masque "kpélié"

Côte d'Ivoire, Sénoufo

Provenance Taille Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation
French Private Collection H: 21,5 cm Cet objet n’est plus disponible.

wood, colour pigments, base

"Kpélié" is made by the carvers' association of the "kulibèlè".

Its purpose at funeral rituals is to lead the spirits of the deceased members of the family into the peaceful land of the dead, and at harvest festivals, to thank the ancestors and the land spirits for good crops.


Fagaly, William, Ancestors of Congo Square, New Orleans 2011, p. 78