Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Face Mask (Kpeliye'e)

Date:
19th–mid-20th century
Geography:
Côte d'Ivoire, northern Côte d'Ivoire, Bagoé River region or Bandama River region
Culture:
Senufo peoples
Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
H. 12 7/16 x W. 6 7/16 x D. 2 15/16 in. (31.7 x 16.4 x 7.5 cm)
Classification:
Wood-Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979
Accession Number:
1979.206.145
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 350
[Charles Ratton, Paris, until 1959]; Nelson A. Rockefeller, New York, 1959, on loan to The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1959–1978

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Art of Oceania, Africa, and the Americas from the Museum of Primitive Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1969, no. 295.

Green, Kathryn L. "Shared Masking Traditions in Northeastern Ivory Coast." African Arts vol. 20, no.4 (August 1987).

Förster, Till. Die Kunst der Senufo: Museum Rietberg Zürich aus Schweizer Sammlungen. Zürich: Museum Rietberg, 1988.

Glaze, Anita J. "17. Senufo, Poro society female figure and 18. Senufo, Poro society professional figure." In Art of Côte d'Ivoire from the collections of the Barbier-Mueller Museum, edited by Jean-Paul Barbier. Vol. vol. 2. Geneva: Musée Barbier-Mueller, 1993.

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