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Guéré Mask (N° 13570)
Guere African Art.
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The African mask Guéré is known to be a complex piece in terms of both shapes and materials.
Guere masks are singers, dancers or warriors. Here the mask Guéré displays side attributes evoking small arms holding spoons. These large, ceremonial carved spoons belonged to the woman in charge of the young girls' initiation society. Representing the status and power of women, they were brandished during dancefestivities, and used to serve the meal to the notables.
Speckled patina, kaolin residues, residual ritual libation inlays at the top. Desication crack. The Guéré are an ethnic group from a forested region along the western border of Côte d'Ivoire. They are part of a larger people called Wé also including the Wobé ethnic group with which the Guéré have in common many customs and beliefs.
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