Lot: 11992nd Tribal Art Auction
Hyaena mask "suruku" of the "korè" society
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|Maître Blanchet et associés, Paris-Drouot, 21 September 2004, Lot 237
Collection Musée de Saint-Cyprien, Pyrénées-Orientales, France (2017)
|H: 15 inch||
plus 21 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance
wood, sheet metal, nails, blackish mass, remains of hide, base The initiates of the "korè" are divided into different groups, each of which receives a certain animal as a totem. These are represented by appropriate masks. Aside of the hyaena mask "suruku", lion masks "jaraw" and monkey masks "sulaw" appear.