Kpelie Mask


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Artifact Identification Kpelie Mask   (2009.05.0192)
  1. Communication Artifacts
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  3. Art
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Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date N/A
Culture Senufo

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 39.9 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 16.5 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 11.0 cm
Weight 590 g
Measuring Remarks Length was measured from top of crane to bottom of facial hair. Width was measured from outside ends of protrusions along cheeks. Depth measured from surface of table to piece of mask that connects bird beak to forehead.
Materials Plant--Wood
Manufacturing Processes Carved, Drilling, Incising, Sawing
Munsell Color Information N/A

Research Remarks

Published Description N/A
Description N/A
Comparanda N/A

Geunneguez, Andre and Afo. Arte de la Cote d’Ivoire et de ses Voisins. Paris: L’Harmattan, n.d. P. 88-89, 91, 96, 103, 106, 108, 111. Segy, Ladislas. Masks of Black Africa. New York: Dover, 1976. Plates 74-75. Richter, Dolores. Senufo Mask Classification. African Arts Magazine, vol. 12 no. 3, May 1979. p. 72-73.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Kieffer-Lopez Collection
Reproduction No
Reproduction Information N/A

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