Senufo Kponyugo Mask, 'Firespitter' - African Senufo Style Hand Carved Wood Mask Curate

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Firespitter

African Senufo Style Hand Carved Wood Mask

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The Kponyugo mask, sometimes known as the "firespitter" mask, is an important ceremonial mask for the Senufo people of Mali, the Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso. Its fierce appearance is intended to elicit uncertainty and apprehension, and it is commonly used during funeral rituals to scare away malevolent spirits. Salihu Ibrahim replicates the mask with extraordinary attention to detail. Featuring horns, pointy tusks, sharp-looking teeth, and a raffia mane, the visage is fearsome.

  • 1.60 kgs
  • 3.5 lbs
  • 75 cm H x 24 cm W x 23 cm D
  • 29.5" H x 9.5" W x 9" D

  • Sese wood, brass
  • Intended as wall decor
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africa

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"The Firespitter"

This extraordinary piece is one of the focal points of my collection. It is impressively striking to say the least. Everyone who enters the room where it is featured makes comments that encompass its striking details, distinctiveness, and authenticity. The Firespitter will surpass your every expectation, and is truly a must have for any serious collector of superior quality masks.

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"Great piece!"

A fantastic addition to our home. A really great piece of handcrafted art.

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