Warrior Mask Wè Guere - SOLD OUT

On the African masks coming from the west of the Ivory Coast, as well as those of the south-east of the Liberera, some common specific characteristics, in this case the tubular or extruded eyes as here sometimes accompanied by appendages arched like the spider. The expression of this mask is accentuated by the addition of a multitude of elements such as the gaping mouth and the decorations of colors. The perimeter has a raffia beard.
Traditional masks of this type were often used to prepare men during warlike ceremonies. They were to inspire the fear of the enemy and certainly frightened the women and children spectators of these dances.
Beautiful quality of old wood.

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Data sheet

Presumed dating
1st half XXth century
28 x 19 cm
Expert's estimate
450 € - 550 €
Ethnic group
Wood, accessories
Ivory Coast
Tribal art collection Belgium

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