Set of two African brass masks
A set of Senufo metal pendant masks, probably made in Ivory Coast. Cast in brass (or bronze) by the Senufo brass casters guild known as Kpeene, these Kodoli-yehe masks combine elements of Senufo mythology and culturally known symbols. The horns are those of the powerful buffalo important to Poro initiates. The small legs below the chin symbolize the hornbill bird, one of the Senufo primordial creatures and the first to be hunted by men. The shape of the face and protruding lips are well known style elements of Senufo sculpture. Smaller than the full-size masks, but larger than most pendant masks. A great set of decorative wall pieces.
Measurements: 21 x 12,5 cm approximately.