Lot: 187

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.