Lot: 199

96th Auction

Anthropo- / zoomorphic mask with tubular eyes

Côte d'Ivoire, Wè / Wobé / Guéré

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Carl Otto Hultén, Malmö, Sweden
Jan Lundberg, Malmö, Sweden (2018)
H: 10.2 inch This object is not available anymore.

wood, pigment remains, rest., base The ferocious aspect of this masks accounts for their identification as "war" masks but, according to some newer researchers, they are worn primarily during funerals and, in a "detective" capacity, to single out guilty persons.