Masks (1) - Wood - Yaure - Ivory Coast

Description
Masks (1) - Wood - Yaure - Ivory Coast
2nd half 20th century - Good

The Yaure are a subgroup of the Akan people, established in Ivory Coast and in Ghana. Geographic neighbours of the Baule and the Guro, the Yaure have benefited of mutual artistic influence.
This Yaure mask presents a face delicately shaped, the polished surface has satin reflects.
A typical crenellation borders the face, decorated with successive geometric forms, distinctive of the ethnic group.
The nose is finely worked, and is in the extension of the eyebrows, a rather Baule feature. The eyelids are dyed with kaolin and the mouth is rounded.
Good condition. Traces of wear and desication cracks.

Lot details
Total nr of items
1
Object
Masks
Ethnic group/ culture
Yaure
Region/ country
Ivory Coast
Material
Wood
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
200×170×130 mm
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