Lot: 151

91e vente aux enchères Tribal Art

Masque facial anthropho-/zoomorphe

Côte d'Ivoire, Wè-Guéré / Kran

Provenance Taille Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation
Private New York Collection (1960s) H: 31 cm 1500 EUR
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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.