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Baule / Yaure Lomane Mask (N° 16742)

A subgroup of the Akan people present in Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana, the Yaouré have produced a sculptural art influenced by the neighbouring Baoulé and Gouros ethnic groups, and vice versa. This African mask belonging to the je society is topped by a group of birds. A tripartite hair adorned with diamonds dug into the wood highlights a bulging forehead, and a collar decorated with triangular patterns highlights the face. Fine scarifications "ngole" mark the temples. Satin brown patina. This copy, which could be attributed to the group of Anoman , Lomane, (bird) is part of the fourth of the seven masks I originally danced around the deceased and leaned to the point of touching him for a purifying purpose. He also appears at the moment in the course of rejoicing. . African art masks Yaouré , or Yauré , whose Baoulé have almost similar models, are divided into two groups that are difficult to differentiate, the je , sometimes with the addition of coloured pigments, and the lo, usually with a dark patina, who intervene during funeral ceremonies or any other rite in order to reconcile the favors of the spirits U-022Yu". The masked dancers Yoouré, Yahouré, were not to be seen women, it was also forbidden to photograph them  

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Originex-collection française.
Countrycôte d'ivoire
Height cm52
Width20 cm
Weight1.30 Kg
Estimated dating2ème halfxx°
Socle inclusOptional

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