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The Guere occupy a forest region in western Côte d'Ivoire. They belong to the Wé group, like the Wobé, with whom they share certain rites and beliefs. The aesthetics of Guere works are distinguished by their diverse forms and materials. The Guere masks, sometimes singers or dancers, sometimes warriors, are highly valued in African art.


Guéré/Bété mask
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Ex French tribal art collection.

The African Guéré mask is reputed to be a complex piece both in terms of form and, often, also in terms of materials. This fantastic-looking mask here consists of human features framed by protrusions and outgrowths reminiscent of horns or fangs. Mottled matt patina. Before the 1960s, masks, whose elaboration was inspired by the visits of spirits during dreams, accompanied most activities such as war, dance, singing and hunting. Each of these masks had a name associated with its function. It remained the property of the dancer's lineage. If this mask was invested with a social function, as when it was required by the chief to order certain work, it could also be intended to entertain the villagers.
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 Gueré / Bété mask
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Originally designed to frighten, this heavy zoomorphic mask encrusted with brass nails is equipped with excrescences like fangs and large ears. The bulging eyes are whitened and the mouth and ears are coated with red ochre.
It is mainly in the west of the Ivory Coast that the Bété employ masks whose style has been influenced by the society of masks gla glaé of the populations Wobé and Guéré , a group called Wé or "men who forgive easily", itself belonging to the Krou cultural group, these traditions having been transmitted and taught to them by the Nyabwa . Of warlike origin but also participating in the resolution of conflicts, this sacred mask is worn accompanied by amulets that protect its wearer from its power against witchcraft. It is in order to reinforce ...


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White Wé Guéré Mask
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Fangs placed in tight rows, similar to horns, lighten here with a shaggy headdress this mask Guéré Wé, ethnic group of the west of Côte d'Ivoire. Half-closed bulbous eyelids, a protruding forehead, a sneering mouth set with metal for the teeth, form the characters of this piece of tribal art. The contrast of colours and shapes, the brilliance of the kaolin and the powerfully expressive appearance make it a work of choice.
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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Guéré/Bété Mask
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Ex-collection French African tribal art.

African mask from Ivory Coast supposed to provoke fear, it is distinguished by side hooks, exposed metal teeth, and a forehead similar to a helmet. It also has a long horsehair moustache imprisoned in a resinous mass. Polychrome crusty patina. It is mainly in the west of the Ivory Coast that the Bété use masks related to the cult of the bagnon . The style of their dance masks has been influenced by the Wobe and Guéré populations, a group called Wé or "men who forgive easily", itself belonging to the Krou cultural group, these traditions having been transmitted and taught to them by the Nyabwa. Of warrior origin but also involved in conflict resolution, this sacred mask is worn accompanied by amulets that protect its wearer from ...


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Wé Guéré Mask
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Ex-collection traditional African art.
If there is complexity, it is in the African Guéré mask that it is the most beautiful example. That it is at the level of the forms or materials used for its realization, itself inspired by the visit of spirits during the dreams. This mask accompanied most of the activities, hunting, war, dancing and singing. All had a name associated with its function. It remained the property of the dancer's lineage. If this mask is invested with a social function, as when it is required by the chief to order certain work, it may also be intended to entertain the villagers. This example is made up of a combination of globular and tubular excrescences, bristling with fangs, around which wood fibers, leather and textiles are agglutinated in a crusty ...


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The African mask Guéré is reputed to be a complex piece both in terms of shapes and, often, also materials. Here it consists of a combination of globular, tubular, crunchy growths, around which wood, leather and textile fibers are clumped in a crustal coating.
Prior to the 1960s, masks, whose development was inspired by the visits of spirits during dreams, accompanied most activities such as war, dancing, singing, hunting. Each of these masks had a name associated with its function. It remained the property of the lineage of the dancer. If the mask has a social function, such as when it is required by the chief to order certain work, it may also be used to entertain the villagers.


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The African mask Guéré is known to be a complex piece in terms of both shapes and materials.

Guere masks are singers, dancers or warriors. Here the mask Guéré displays side attributes evoking small arms holding spoons. These large, ceremonial carved spoons belonged to the woman in charge of the young girls' initiation society. Representing the status and power of women, they were brandished during dancefestivities, and used to serve the meal to the notables.

Speckled patina, kaolin residues, residual ritual libation inlays at the top. Desication crack. The Guéré are an ethnic group from a forested region along the western border of Côte d'Ivoire. They are part of a larger people called Wé also including the Wobé ethnic group with which the ...


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The African mask Guéré is reputed to be a complex piece both in terms of shapes and, often, also materials. It is here devoid of accessories.
Before the 1960s, the masks, whose elaboration 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 front moves here in a visor, opposing the globular volumes and hooked in the center of the face. Horn-like projections meet on the forehead and under the nose, while a narrow incision forms the mouth. Indigo and red ochre highlights, kaolin on the eyes, enhance the speckled matte patina. If this mask is given a social function, as when required by the chief to order ...


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Guéré Mask
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African art > African mask, tribal art, primitive art > Guéré Mask

The African mask Guéré is known to be a complex piece in terms of both shapes and materials.

Before the 1960s, masks, whose elaboration 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 decorated with a wool pad from which exceeds a sheep's horn is formed here in a visor, opposing the globular and cylindrical volumes of the two pairs of eyes. At the top, a skin, fixed by upholstery nails, is stretched on the wool. The mouth offers disparate metal teeth. The peripheral ornament consists of amulets in the form of balls, fangs and pouches filled with magic ingredients. If ...


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Polychrome Bété-Guéré Mask
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Ex-French African tribal art collection.
This imposing African mask, supposed to cause dread, is carved from dense wood and has mainly hands whose fingers meet frontally, concealing the nose. It is topped with brass nails at the top and equally protruding eyelids and lips. A thick raffia beard is attached to the contour of the chin. Some elements are raised with white pigments, red for the eyelids. It is mainly in western Côte d'Ivoire that the Bété use masks related to the cult of the bagnon. The style of their dance masks was influenced by the populations Wobé and Guéré , an ensemble called Wé or "men who easily forgive ", itself belonging to the cultural group Krou , these traditions having them transmitted and taught by the Nyabwa. Of warlike origin but also involved in the ...

Guéré Wheat Gla Mask
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African mask of the Wé, ethnic group of western Côte d'Ivoire. The Dan, to the north, and the Wé of the south (including the Guéré, the Wobé of the north-east and the Wé of Liberia called Kran or Khran ), have made frequent borrowings due to their proximity, making the attribute delicate. n specific parts. This mask revolves around a concave surface similar to that of some dan masks, but in this case exuberant features in the form of globular eyes, a stunned nose and a broad protruding mouth highlighted by a red tissue and revealing a dentition are added to it. This Guéré mask also features a large crown of cauris and a thick necklace that mixes fabric, bells, wooden sticks and raffia. The patina is dyed with honey and medium brown tones, and kaolin residue around the eyes. The masks of ...


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Wobé-Guéré Mask
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Former private collection of African art Pascal Roland (Belgium).
The Wobé-Guéré masks are very close stylistically to the Bété masks.
We find characteristics such as a prominent forehead, a long nose, globular or cylindrical eyes, as well as a mouth with sometimes visible teeth. The forehead is decorated with various animal additions.
This mask is appreciated for its preserved polychromy.


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Guéré Mask
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Ex Belgian private collection of African art Edouard Bonhomme.
Very similar to the Bété masks, this Guéré mask is very stylized and has elements worn in projection.
The tubular eyes are strongly detached from the face as are the mouth and two small horns. The pointed ears are covered with kaolin. The forehead is rounded. Exhibited during funeral ceremonies, these "detective" masks are intended to point out the culprits.
The Guéré are an ethnic group from a forested region along the western border of Côte d'Ivoire. They are part of a larger Wé tribe that also includes the Wobé ethnic group with whom the Guéré share many customs and beliefs.


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