Goli Glin Mask
Baule Tribe, Ivory Coast
Wood, paint

34" x 12"
Inventory # 10310

According to the Baule, this zoomorphic helmet mask represents a synthesis of bush cow, antelope, and crocodile. It belongs to an ensemble of four mask types that appear in pairs and are viewed as a family. The goli glin character, considered the oldest member of the goli group, wears an elaborate costume of fresh palm fibers and antelope skin. It performs a wild, rapid dance to the accompaniment of rhythmical music played on rattles and an antelope horn-trumpet. 

This piece is mounted on a custom display stand (not pictured). 

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