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African Senufo Style Hand Carved Wood Mask, "Firespitter"

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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
  • 77 cm H x 24 cm W x 24 cm D
  • 30.5" H x 9.5" W x 9.5" D

  • Sese wood, brass
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Intended as wall decor
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Ghanaicon info
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Anthony

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01/25/2017

"Great piece!"

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

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Niomi

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01/02/2020

"Social Piece"

Huge mask! Compliments my home very well.

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jim pawlak

From west bend

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12/20/2016

"African Mask review"

It is beautiful piece of art work. It will fit right in with my collection of African art. Is there a way I can contact the artist? Id like to send him pictures of my collection. It might give him some ideas for future carvings.

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Tanks

From Columbia, MD, USA

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11/01/2016

"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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David

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07/15/2023

"Excellent work!"

This mask is a wonderful addition to my collection! I m hanging it proudly in my dining room, next to one of my other favorite masks! Excellent craftsmanship! Thank you, Salihu, for this wonderful creation!

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Ann

From Huntsville, Alabama / United States

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06/19/2023

"My Zamble"

I love this! Thanks to the man who made it. Looks great on my wall and is a real eye catcher. Worth every bit of what I paid!

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