Anthropomorphic face mask "gu"
Côte d'Ivoire, Guro
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|American Private Collection||H: 15 inch||5000 EUR / 10000 EUR|
wood, dark red pigment, indigo blue colour accents, base "Gu" shows a beautiful female mask face. She is considered to be the wife of "zamble". Her hair is tied up in a bunch, a high chignon adorned with amulet pouches around it, a hairstyle that high-ranking Guro women used to wear. The amulet pouches held verses of the Koran.