Portrait Mask - Guro People, Ivory Coast M19
Portrait Mask - Guro People, Ivory Coast M19
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Portrait Mask - Guro People, Ivory Coast M19

$6,800.00
In central Ivory Coast, considerable stylistic and cultural overlap exists between the Baule & Guro making it difficult to distinguish between their masks. From time to time, dance competitions are held between neighboring villages at which these masks perform. Such masquerades in various forms are popular entertainment. The masks allow a closer contact with the supernatural world. Face masks are portraits representing individuals who embody an ideal beauty in their culture. Although portrait masks depict a person in his or her prime, their performance suggests a dignified elder. It celebrates beauty and age, hence its refined features.

Ex. Alfred Scheinberg 1972- Ex. Graven Images Ltd., New York 1992 and Ex. Christopher and Genevieve McConnell collection.
Some cracks in the face, and some wood missing in the back. No stand.

Height: 14" x Width: 4 " x Depth: 4 "

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