Guro Elephant Mask

3551

$165.00

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Guro
ITEM #:
3551
ETHNICITY:
Guro
ORIGIN:
Cote D’Ivoire
GURO ELEPHANT MASK:
The Guro Elephant masks has supernatural powers that protected the village and its inhabitants against witchcraft, drought, famine, disease, and other threats.

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African Art

ITEM #:
3351
ETHNICITY:
Guro
ORIGIN:
Cote D’ Ivoire
MEDIUM:
Wood, pigment.
DIMENSIONS:
25″ Tall (63.5 cm)
CONDITION:
Good.


African Art

PROVENANCE:
Private Collection – Florida, USA.


African Art

CATALOGUE NOTE:
Discover the mystical Guro Elephant mask, a captivating element of the vibrant Dje masquerade tradition. Immerse yourself in the cultural heritage of the southern Guro region as you delve into the world of yo spirits and their animal incarnations. Marvel at the supernatural powers bestowed upon these masks, safeguarding the village from witchcraft, famine, and other perils. Experience the awe-inspiring acrobatic performances of the Dje dancers, as their voluminous fiber costumes enhance their movements. Join an exclusive gathering of men as you witness the spectacle unfold before your eyes.


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