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Large Mask (Goli glen)

The Goli masquerade of the Baule peoples was usually performed during the funerary ceremonies for important members of the community. The dance was comprised of four masks that represent a male-female pair. This mask is a representation of Goli Glen, an elder bush spirit that has antelope,...

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1960, acquired in Paris by Geneviève McMillan (b. 1922 - d. 2008), Cambridge, MA; 2008, to the Geneviève McMillan and Reba Stewart Foundation, Cambridge; 2009, gift of the Geneviève McMillan and Reba Stewart Foundation to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 17, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Geneviève McMillan in memory of Reba Stewart

African, Cote d'Ivoire, Baule peoples, 20th century

Object Place

Cote d'Ivoire


Overall: 70 x 32 x 25 cm (27 9/16 x 12 5/8 x 9 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wood and paint


Africa and Oceania