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".