BAULE GOLI MASKS (SMALL), Ivory Coast

This Baule Goli mask has been vetted as authentic, but with little signs of age or use.


 

 BAULE
Goli Mask 31
16" high
$800


Despite their appearance, the Baule Goli masks below show no evidence of age or use and were probably made to be sold.


 BAULE
Goli Mask 45
17" high
$200

  BAULE
Goli Mask 35
31" high
SOLD


 

 BAULE
Goli Mask 39
28" high
$400

 

  BAULE
Goli Mask 40
28" high
$400

 BAULE
Goli Mask 43
22" high
$300

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

In a special dance of rejoicing called Goli, symbolizing the social order, this mask, Kplekple, represents the junior male. It is among the most abstract of traditional African masks.

We recommend Baule: African Art Western Eyes by Susan M. Vogel (Yale).

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