Mask - Brass, Wood - Loman - Yaure - Côte d'Ivoire

Mask - Brass, Wood - Loman - Yaure - Côte d'Ivoire
2nd half 20th century - Excellent

Present here is a Loman mask of the Yaure/Yahouré people from the Ivory Coast.

This mask belonged to a Portuguese private collection and was purchased in Hamburg in the end of the XX century.

Traditional Yaure masks are among the most refined pieces of African art. The influences of the two neighbouring ethnic groups, the Baule and the Guro, can be identified in the Yaure artistic corpus.
Nevertheless, Yaure pieces remain very original and have their own specific features. Among these, we can observe the presence of a frontal headdress with a finely carved border, which symbolises wealth.
This authentic piece also has a beautiful symmetry, Yaure masks are also renowned for their crest decorations, and this one features many representations of birds having a meal.
The use of pigment on the headdress and on the beard offers a nice contrast in checkerboard patterns.

This mask has a beautiful shiny black old patina visible with some oxidation shown on the brass parts.

This item will be carefully packed with track and trace.

Lot details
Indigenous object name
Ethnic group/ culture
Region/ country
Côte d'Ivoire
Brass, Wood
2nd half 20th century
Sold with stand
35×20×12 cm
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