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Wé Guéré Mask
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Various excrescences give this warrior's mask, which is supposed to provoke fear, a fantastic aspect. In the center, small holes make up the eyes. The satin patina on which partially flaked residues agglomerate is magnified by the brilliance of golden highlights.
The Wé produced African masks that are the result of interlocking stylistic forms. The Dan , in the north, and the Wé of the south (the Krou group including the Guéré , the Wobé of the northeast, and the Wé of Liberia called Kran or Khran), made use of frequent borrowing due to their proximity. The elements of the bush, protruding volumes of the forehead, horns and fangs, zoomorphic jaw in some cases evoking the gaping mouth of an animal creature, are associated with human features marking the duality of the ...


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Wé Guéré Mask
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The Wé , ethnic group of western Côte d'Ivoire have produced African masks that are the result of interlocking stylistic forms. The Dan , to the north, and the Wé of the south (group Krou including Guéré, the Wobé of the northeast and the Wé of Liberia called Kran or Khran), have used frequent borrowings due to their proximity. The elements of the bush, protubating volumes of the forehead evoking a horn, zoomorphic jaw, are associated with human features marking the duality of the divine. Before the 1960s, masks, whose design was inspired by the visits of spirits during dreams, accompanied most activities such as war, dance, singing, hunting. Each of these masks had a name associated with its function. It remained the property of the dancer's ...


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We Wobé mask
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African mask with a double gaze, whose visored forehead overhangs a face studded with spikes. The long horizontal lips, under a bundle of twigs representing a mustache, are still encrusted with a few scattered teeth.
A thick crusty coating remains on the surface. This mask would embody a fearsome spirit, a supernatural power, that of the forest. It would appear equipped with many accessories, during night outings, illuminated by the light of torches.
Semi-mate patina.
The Wé produced African masks that are the result of interlocking stylistic forms. The Dan , in the north, and the Wé of the south (the Krou group including the Guéré , the Wobé of the northeast, and the Wé of Liberia known as Kran or Khran), made use of frequent borrowing due to their ...


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Wobe mask
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This example is reminiscent of African Dan masks, but its features are more accentuated. Granular particles of kaolin form a wolf that covers the eyes and encompasses the nose. With scattered teeth protruding from thick lips, a braid and a beard made of natural fibers, he would embody a fearsome spirit, a supernatural power, that of the forest. He would appear equipped with numerous accessories, during night outings, illuminated by the light of torches.
Semi-mate patina.
The Wé produced African masks that are the result of interlocking stylistic forms. The Dan , in the north, and the Wé of the south ( Krou group including the Guéré , the Wobé of the northeast, and the Wé of Liberia called Kran or Khran), made use of frequent borrowing due to their proximity. The ...


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Wobé mask
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The features of this mask are thicker and more accentuated than those of the African masks Dan. His eyes are coated with kaolin residue. Embellished with a braided hairstyle and a beard, he would embody a fearsome spirit, a supernatural power, that of the forest. He would appear equipped with numerous accessories, during night outings, illuminated by the light of torches.
Height on base: 37 cm.
The Wé produced African masks that are the result of interlocking stylistic forms. The Dan , in the north, and the Wé of the south ( Krou group including the Guéré , the Wobé of the northeast and the Wé of Liberia called Kran or Khran), made use of frequent borrowings due to their proximity. The elements of the bush, protruding volumes of the forehead,,horns and ...


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Wé Mask
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Arrangement of disparate shapes for a mask supposed to provoke dread, half human half animal, its speckled patina is enhanced by the brilliance of metal with upholstery nails. Pink pigments for the mouth.
The Wé have produced African masks that are the result of interlocking stylistic forms. The Dan to the north, and the Wé (Krou group comparing to Guéré, Wobé bee -east and Wé Liberia called Kran or Khran), used frequent borrowings due to their proximity. The elements of the bush, protruding volumes of the forehead, horns and fangs, zoomorphic jaw in some cases evoking the gaping mouth of an animal creature, are associated with human traits marking the duality of the divine. Before the 1960s, masks, whose elaboration was inspired by the visits of spirits during dreams, accompanied ...


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Wé Wobé Mask
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This copy is reminiscent of dan masks, but its features are more accentuated. Kaolin particles remain embedded on the matte surface. Accessorized with upholstery nails, metallic teeth, pearl beard, bells and animal teeth fixed on a raffia adornment, it would embody a fearsome spirit, a supernatural power, that of the forest. It would appear equipped with many accessories, during night outings, lit by the glow of torches.
The Wé have produced African masks that are the result of interlocking stylistic forms. The Dan to the north, and the Wé (Krou group comparing to Guéré, Wobé bee -east and Wé Liberia called Kran or Khran), used frequent borrowings due to their proximity. The elements of the bush, protruding volumes of the forehead, horns and fangs, zoomorphic jaw in some cases ...


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Zoomorphic mask Wé, Guéré
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A mask of "frightene" embodying an ancestor, this object is endowed, for the Wé of southwestern Côte d'Ivoire, with a power enhanced by the accessories that accompany it. In this case, a beard composed of raffia, bells, fangs and horns, attached to a bulge of fabric highlighted by tubular pearl necklaces cast with a ritual ointment. The wide gaping jaw is hemmed in with a hardened cloth that holds a cord, giving the appearance of thick lips. The helmeted forehead, whose furrows with red pigments are covered with brass nails, is adorned with two zoomorphic circular ears. White kaolin residue, matte surface.
The Dan, to the north, and the southern Wé (including the Guéré, the Wobé of the northeast and the Wé of Liberia called Kran or Khran), made frequent borrowings due to their ...


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Wobé Wé Mask
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Each family clan depends on the Wobé , the authority of an elder respected for his wisdom and rank. It also depends on the organization of family life, and also on religious life. Masks such as this copy have powerful attributes that are supposed to facilitate communication with spirits. The globular eyes and oversized lips form one of the specificities of Wobé masks. The additional accessories, metal bells, beaded adornments symbolizing wealth, are supposed to enhance the magical virtues of this piece through its product. Mask painted in black and carmine red. Residual inlays of white pigments.
The Wé , ethnic groups in western Côte d'Ivoire have produced African masks that are the result of interlocking stylistic forms. The Dan to the north, and the Wé (Krou group comparing to ...


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Wé Wobé Mask
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Supposed to facilitate communication with spirits, this large mask has globular eyes, oversized lips from which sticks depicting the teeth protrude, distinct scarifications, and a carefully braided hairstyle. A beard of vegetable fibers, dyed in black, prolongs it. Each family clan depends on the Wobé , the authority of an elder respected for his wisdom and rank. It also depends on the organization of family life, and also on religious life.
speed darkpatine, residual kaolin inlays.
The Wé , ethnic groups in western Côte d'Ivoire have produced African masks that are the result of interlocking stylistic forms. The Dan to the north, and the Wé (Krou group comparing to Guéré, Wobé bee -east and Wé Liberia called Kran or Khran), used frequent borrowings due to their proximity. ...


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Wé Guéré Mask
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A thick necklace of fabric, raffia and wooden fangs unfolds under this Guéré Wé mask, an ethnic group in western Côte d'Ivoire. Half-closed bulbous eyelids above tubular elements, a protruding forehead flanked by red horns, a camus nose, a large mouth trimmed with metallic teeth, form the exuberant distinctive features of this tribal art piece of the Wé, an ethnic group in western Côte d'Ivoire. Animal hair forms the mustache and hairs mingle with a clay coat on the surface around the organs.
The Wé have produced African masks that are the result of interlocking stylistic forms. The Dan , to the north, and the Wé of the south (group Krou including Guéré, the Wobé of the northeast and the Wé of Liberia called Kran or Khran), have used frequent borrowings due to their proximity. The ...


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Wé Ivory Coast Mask
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The Wé , an ethnic group from western Côte d'Ivoire, have produced African masks that are the result of interlocking stylistic forms. The dan , to the north, and the Wé south ( Krou group including the Guéré , the Wobé of the northeast and the Wé of Liberia called Kran or Khran), used frequent borrowings due to their proximity. The elements of the bush, protubating volumes of the forehead evoking a horn, zoomorphic jaw, are associated with human features marking the duality of the divine. Before the 1960s, masks, whose design was inspired by the visits of spirits during dreams, accompanied most activities such as war, dance, singing, hunting. Each of these masks had a name associated with its function. It remained the property of the dancer's lineage. The mass of the forehead ...


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