Lot: 22499th Auction
Hyaena mask "suruku" of the "korè" society
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|German Private Collection||H: 19.3 inch||
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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.