Lot: 15191 Tribal Art Auction
Anthropo/zoomorphic face mask
Côte d'Ivoire, Wè-Guéré / Kran
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|Private New York Collection (1960s)||H: 12.2 inch||
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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.