Seli Ripolin Guro Mask - SOLD OUT

In Guro culture, distinctions are made between the masquerades that are at the center of cults and those that are more secular in nature. A sequence of three sacred masks revolves around Zamble, a mythical male being whose shape merges features of antelope and leopard. He is in turn supplemented by his beautiful wife, Gu, and his wild and grotesque brother, Zuali. Such representations belong to certain families who use them as places of sacrificial offerings proposed by soothsayers to improve their well-being. On the other hand, other forms of Guro masks, which only serve as sources of entertainment, are designed by individual artists..

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Data sheet

Presumed dating
Circa 1970
Size
61 x 25 cm
Ethnic group
Guro
Material(s)
Wood
Country
Ivory Coast
Origin
Tribal art collection Belgium
Condition
Excellent

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