Lot: 15191e vente aux enchères Tribal Art
Masque facial anthropho-/zoomorphe
Côte d'Ivoire, Wè-Guéré / Kran
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|Private New York Collection (1960s)||H: 31 cm||
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wood, colour pigments, fabric, plant fibre, metal, 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.