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Mask - Metal, Wood, Textile - Zro Gla (Guéré) or Sro Zri (Wobé) - Guere / Wobe - Ivory Coast / Liberia

Provenance:
- Private collection, Paris, France

Literature:
"Masken der Wè und Dan - Elfenbeinküste, Die Sammlung des Schweizer Malers Charles Hug, Paris, 1928-31", by Himmelheber (Hans) & Homberger (Lorenz), Museum Rietberg, Zürich, 1997:52

The ferocious aspect of Guere masks - bulging eyes, open mouth with tongue coming out and sometimes protruding horns - accounts for their identification as "war" masks but, according to Bacquart, they are worn primarily during funerals and - in a"detective" capacity - to single out guilty persons.

Shipping via Royal Mail (unless requested otherwise) within 24hrs after payment is received. Tracking number will be provided. Signature upon delivery. Fully insured.

Object Mask
Indigenous object name Zro Gla (Guéré) or Sro Zri (Wobé), Mask
Ethnic group/ culture Guere / Wobe
Region/ country Ivory Coast / Liberia
Material Textile, Metal, Wood
Condition Good
Sold with stand No
Dimensions 25×17×12 cm
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