African Bete/Guéré mask from Côte d'Ivoire, made of wood, bone, African bronze, plant fibres, shells.
These types of masks were used to unmask sorcerers, or were used on the return of hunters, to celebrate successful hunts.
With many metal nails around the eyes and nose.
With cowry shells on the top of the face. Plant fibres, bone, bells in African bronze.
Shipped on a metal stand crafted in Côte d'Ivoire.
Bete sculptors are renowned for their masks with exaggerated features. A protruding mouth, a flat nose with nostrils which can reach the sides of the face, and globulous eyes placed under a bulging forehead.
The face is behind the horns. It is also used to frighten a potential enemy, during ceremonies to encourage warriors to go to combat, or on the return of hunters when the hunt was successful. The mask is supposed to have a magical purpose.
Swift and secure shipment with insurance and track & trace.
The shipment takes between 1 and 3 days for France; 2 and 5 days throughout Europe.
You can view and/or pick up the piece in Ajaccio, 20090 France.
- Warrior masker
- Etnische groep / cultuur
- Bété / Guéré
- Regio / land
- Afrikaanse brons, Been, Hout, Plantaardige vezels
- Verkocht met standaard
- 29×17×11 cm
- 1,05 kg