Lot: 137

Helmet mask "zo gbe"

Sierra Leone/Liberia, Gola

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Allan Stone, New York, USA H: 17.7 inch 5000 EUR / 10000 EUR

wood, metal, base The all-powerful "zo gbe" mask, exercises the supreme authority in the "sande" society for women. "Zo gbe" masks suddenly burst upon the crowd form the darkest reaches of the forest to attain the maximum emotional impact. This may explain why the coastal population call them "black devil".