Mask of the Lo - Yaoure - SOLD OUT

African mask carved by an artist Yohouré

Traditional Yohouré masks are among the finest pieces of African art. In the Yohouré artistic corpus, we find the stylistic influence of two neighboring ethnic groups: the Baoulé and the Gouro. Yohouré pieces are nonetheless quite original and have their own characteristics. Among these, we can note the presence of a frontal headdress whose edge is finely worked and symbolizes wealth.

This authentic piece also has a very beautiful symmetry. The eyebrows arcuate circle and meet on the bridge of the nose. The tribal masks Yohouré are also famous for their crest ornaments, and if here we find several representations of birds proceeding to their meal, apparently eating a being anthropozoomorphous. The play of pigment on the headdress and the beard offers a nice checkerboard contrast.

Provenance: private collection V. Briard, France

Origin : private collection V. Briard, France Dating : 1960's Size : 48 x 24 cm Material : wood

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Data sheet

Presumed dating
Mid XXth century
Expert's estimate
375 - 450 €
Ethnic group
Yohouré / Yaouré / Yaure
Ivory Coast
Tribal art collection France

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