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Yaure Lomane mask (N° 20081)

A subgroup of the Akan people present in Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana, the Yaoure created masks on which the influence of the Baule and Gouro style can be read, and vice versa. This African mask is surmounted by a figure of a drinking bird.
Beautiful patina of use, partially abraded, slight residues of polychrome pigments. This example, which could be attributed to the Anoman group, Lomane , (bird) is part of the fourth of the seven I masks that originally danced around the deceased and bent over until it touched him for purifying purposes. It also appears currently during celebrations. The African art masks Yaouré , or Yauré , of which the Baoulé possess almost analogous models, are divided into two groups that are difficult to differentiate, the je , 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 gain the favor of the "Yu" spirits. Yooure, Yahoure masked dancers were not to be seen by women, it was also forbidden to photograph them  

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OriginColl. belge Scruel
Countrycôte d'ivoire
Height cm48
Width18 cm
Weight0.80 Kg
Estimated datingmid xxe
Socle inclusOptional

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