MASK of WISDOM Guéré Culture, Ivory Coast First half of the 20th century

20th century
Tribal Art
From: 93400, Saint-Ouen, France

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    Culture Guéré, Ivory Coast
    First half of the 20th century
    Wood, shell, plant fibers, skin
    H .: 40; L .: 18; Thickness: 14 cm

    Facial mask in wood carved to represent an angular face with prominent cheekbones, a rounded forehead embellished with two iron nails and a half-open mouth on a jaw with pointed teeth and protruding tongue. The top of the mask, like the upper lip, is covered with pieces of skin, held together with short wooden dowels. His chin is dressed in a beard made of plaited plant fibers and his protruding eyes are enhanced with white shell discs.

    This characteristic mask of the Guéré culture is the mask of wisdom that went out and danced annually.

    Illustration photography: © Pierre Harter (1928 - 1991), shot between 1956 and 1991, MQB.

    Ref: ZHL3I3WZ4F

    Style Tribal Art
    Century 20th century
    Materials Wood
    Shipping Time Ready to ship in 2-3 Business Days
    Location 93400, Saint-Ouen, France

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