Lot: 18487e vente aux enchères Tribal Art
Masque casque "gbetu"
|Provenance||Taille||Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation|
|Paul Descamps, Antwerp, Belgium||H: 75,5 cm||Cet objet n’est plus disponible.|
wood, blackish brown patina, partly encrusted, drilled holes along lower rim, slightly dam., minor missing parts, cracks, strong abrasion of paint. "Gbetu" masks are not utilised by the "sande" society, but are rather used by men for public displays on holidays, for weddings, funerals and other special events but also are associated in some ways to the all powerful male "poro" society. The masks are accompanied by abundant raffia costumes, entirely veiling the dancers body.