Lot: 19996th 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.