Africa, Ivory Coast, Baule, 20th century / Mask (Goli kple kple) / c. 1930sAfrica, Ivory Coast, Baule, 20th century
Mask (Goli kple kple)
c. 1930s

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Creator Nationality: Africa, Ivory Coast, Baule, 20th century
Creator Name-CRT: Africa, Ivory Coast, Baule, 20th century
Title: Mask (Goli kple kple)
Title Type: Primary
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Creation Start Date: 1930
Creation End Date: 1939
Creation Date: c. 1930s
Object Type: Sculpture
Classification Term: Sculpture
Materials and Techniques: Wood and pigment
Dimensions: Overall: 42.2cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1975.155
Credit Line: Gift of Katherine C. White
Style or Period: Africa, Ivory Coast, Baule, 20th century
Context: The Baule adopted the Goli masking tradition from their neighbors, the Wan, about 1900. A Goli spectacle -- called by the Baule "a dance of rejoicing" -- is performed for the visits of important persons, good harvests, and funerals. Danced in pairs, the first masks to appear are the kple kple worn by young performers who execute rapid, stamping steps before striking with a stick the antelope hides on their backs. The two sets of horns are antelope references.See video
AMICA ID: CMA_.1975.155
AMICA Library Year: 2003
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