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Mask Yaoure, Yohoure, Lomane (N° 17705)

Plastic perfection of African art Yohouré
A bird figure with outstretched wings composes the crest of this African Yohouré mask with sheep horns. The face lined with a collar decorated with triangular motifs expresses a serene concentration. Polychrome shard.

The Yaouré are a subgroup of the Akan People present in Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana. Geographically close to the Baoulé and the Gouros, we feel in yaouré art the influence of these ethnic groups through attention to detail and aesthetics. The first art masks Yaouré, or Yauré , are divided into two groups that are difficult to differentiate, the I, sometimes with the addition of coloured pigments, and the lo, usually with the dark patina, which intervene during funeral ceremonies or any other rite in order to reconcile the favors of the spirits. Mr. Yu.
This example named Anoman , Lomane , (bird) is part of the fourth of the seven masks je which originally danced around the deceased and leaned to the touch for a purifying purpose. He also appears at the moment in the course of rejoicing.
These masks were prohibited, as the masked dancers Yoouré, Yahouré, were not to be seen by women, it was also forbidden to photograph them.  

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Originex-collection française
EthnyYohouré
Countrycôte d'ivoire
Material(s)wood
Height58
Width26
Weight1.20 Kg
Estimated dating2ème halfxx°
Socle inclusOptional

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