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BAULÉ people eastern region, Cote d'Ivoire
Kple kple: female Goli cult mask [Mask of the goli cult with pierced triangles below the eyes, red mouth, black face and horns] late 19th or early 20th century Place made: Cote d'Ivoire
Materials & Technique: sculptures, costumes, wood carving
Dimensions: 37.5 h cm
Acknowledgement: Max Ernst Collection, purchased 1985
Accession No: NGA 85.1841
Subject: African art
  • bought by Max Ernst from early 1940s;
  • by descent to his widow, Dorothea Tanning, in 1976;
  • to Douglas Ewing, New York, in 1983;
  • from whom bought by the Australian National Gallery, October 1985