Kpelie Mask


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Artifact Identification Kpelie Mask   (2009.05.0279)
  1. Communication Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Ceremonial Artifacts
  4. :
  5. Holiday Objects
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Contemporary, 2003-2005
Culture Senufo

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 89 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 72 cm
Dimension 3 (N/A) N/A
Weight 1266 g
Measuring Remarks Length was found by measuring one side of the mask and then multiplying it by two. The metal face measures 28.0 cm long and 16.0 cm wide. Weight taken with artifact in box.
Materials Metal--Aluminum, Textile--Wool, Animal--Shell
Manufacturing Processes Dyeing, Forging, Pleating, Stuffing, Sewing
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. Hahner-Herzog, Iris, Maria Kecskesi and Laszlo Vajda. African Masks from the Barbier-Mueller Collection, Geneva. New York: Prestel Verlag, 2002. Plate 16. 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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