Mask - Wood - Zamble, Taitt collection - Guro - Ivory Coast

Description
Mask - Wood - Zamble, Taitt collection - Guro - Ivory Coast
Early 20th century - Good

One of the fine masks coming from the Donald Taitt collection in Paris ( an abstract painter who collected African art)

H= 62 cm . 65 cm on the custom made metal stand.
One chip missing on the rim ( see pictures)

From the Guro tribe an old type of Zamble masks.

A sequence of three sacred masks centers around Zamble, a mythical male being whose form fuses antelope and leopard features. He is in turn complemented by his beautiful wife, Gu, and his wild, grotesque brother, Zuali. Such representations are owned by certain families that use them as the loci of sacrificial offerings proposed by diviners to improve their well-being.
The Zamble forms part of the trio of sacred masks with the "gu" and "zauli".

Lot details
Object
Mask
Indigenous object name
Zamble, Taitt collection
Ethnic group/ culture
Guro
Region/ country
Ivory Coast
Material
Wood
Period
Early 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
Yes
Dimensions
62×16×10 cm
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