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Yohoure Kokole Kwain mask of Dja (N° 20732)

African art Yohoure. Surmounted by an openwork panel and four angled protrusions, this African Yohoure mask is enhanced by a burgundy patina. White pigments contrast with the dark patina. As is often the case with the Yohoure, a frieze of triangular motifs emphasizes the elegant shape of the face.
The Yohoure are a subgroup of the Akan people present in Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana. Geographically close to the Baule and the Gouros, one feels the influence of these ethnic groups through the concern for detail and aesthetics in Yaoure art. African art masks Yaouré , or Yauré , 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 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.
Countrycôte d'ivoire
Height cm39
Width16 cm
Weight0.70 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°
Socle inclusOptional

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