Senufo Mask, Ivory Coast
height 14 1/2in (37cm)
kpelie, the stylized human face with symmetrical side projections, legs and beard, the forehead with a
diamond-shaped element, a band of serrated design and surmounted by a short cross-shaped element underneath a bird, whose beak extends downward toward the mask proper; smooth, dark-brown glossy patina.
Private European Collection
John Buxton, Dallas
Jack and Constance Wallinga, Minneapolis