African Tribal Art - Bété / Guéré Mask

African Tribal Art - Bété / Guéré Mask
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Former Guy Mercier African art collection.

In western Ivory Coast, the Bété use masks whose style was influenced by the gla glaé mask society of the Wobé and Guéré populations, together forming the Krou cultural group. These traditions were taught to them by the Nyabwa. Although of warrior origin, these masks also play a role in conflict resolution and are considered sacred. They are worn with amulets to protect the wearer against witchcraft. They are made available to the chief to strengthen his power through the application of customary justice.

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Ethnic group Bété
Style Tribal Art (African Masks of Tribal Art Style)
Period 20th century (African Masks 20th century)
Country of origin Ivory Coast
Width (cm) 23 cm
Height (cm) 35 cm
Materials Wood
Shipping Time Ready to ship in 2-3 Business Days
Location 7333, Tertre, Belgium
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