Mask - Wood - Spider Mask - Guere We - Ivory Coast

Description
Mask - Wood - Spider Mask - Guere We - Ivory Coast
Early 20th century - Good condition, used, with traces of wear

Mask - We Guere Culture - Ivory Coast Height: 38 cm.

Imposing We mask from Ivory Coast. The expression is strict, the expression is tough and piercing. Much strength emanates from this large mask. This mask is called “Spider”, in fact, the curved elements hiding its face symbolise the mandibles. Rich and deep patina. Please also note the addition of colours on the eyes and mouth. This is the creation of an experienced sculptor. A magnificent, ancient and authentic piece of collection. Around 1920.

Provenance:
- Private collection, the Netherlands.
- Private collection, Montauban.

Lot details
Object
Mask
Indigenous object name
Masque araignée
Ethnic group/ culture
Guere Wé
Region/ country
Côte d'Ivoire
Material
Wood
Period
Early 20th century
Condition
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand
Yes
Dimensions
38×0×0 cm
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