Lot: 42

98th Auction

Anthropomorphic face mask "gu"

Côte d'Ivoire, Guro

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Swiss Private Collection, Basel
Werner Zintl, Worms, Germany (1997)
H: 13 inch 1800 EUR
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, blackened, base

The mask shows a friendly face with a laughing mouth.

Presumably it is a representation of "gu", who is considered to be the wife of the mask figure "zamble".