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Mask Yaure, Yohoure, crocodile (N° 17853)

The serene face, lacquered with red, of this yaure mask, seems to be wrapped in a crocodile figure. Like a majestic headdress, the animal's tail forms a loop at the top. This anthropo-zoomorphic mask has analogies with the zamble of the Guros.
The Yaouré are a subgroup of the Akan people present in Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana. Geographically close to the Baule and Gouros, we read in the art yaouré the influence of these ethnic groups through the attention to detail and aesthetics. African art masks Yaouré , or Yauré , are divided into two groups that are difficult to differentiate, the je , or dié, sometimes with the addition of colored pigments, and the lo , generally with a dark patina, which are used during funeral ceremonies or any other rite in order to conciliate the favors of the spirits "Yu".
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.
EthnyYaouré
Countrycôte d'ivoire
Material(s)wood
Height54
Width18
Weight1.35 Kg
Estimated dating2ème halfxx°
Socle inclusOptional

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