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Zamblé Gouro Mask
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Among the group of Mande from the south, in the centre of Côte d'Ivoire, on the banks of the Bandama, the Gouro are organized in bloodcuts, and constitute the western neighbors of the Baoulé who have borrowed several characteristics of their art creations African tribal system. Animists, they have been using a family of masks associated with the Zaouli dance since the 1950s . Like the African Goli masks of the Baoulé, all Guro masks, related to the geniuses of nature, come in two zoomorphic masks followed by a third anthropomorph, which is considered the wife of the mask zamblé , the Gu . These masks are the property of families who worship the ancestors of blood-lurking, who make ritual and sacrificial use of them in order to attract divine blessings. Priest and soothsayer share ...


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Gouro Gye Mask
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Among the Gouro and Yohouré, these masks of the je , gye, reserved for men, personify the power of spirits, who would have formed an alliance with men. Women must hide when they appear. Mask combining different zoomorphic elements, including a curved growth at the top, and a gaping mouth, incised with teeth. Satin patina, polychrome highlights.
Among the group of Mande in the south, in the center of Côte d'Ivoire, on the banks of the Bandama, the Gouro are organized in lineages, and constitute the western neighbors of the Baoulé who have borrowed several characteristics of their creations. Animists, they have been using a family of masks associated with the dy Zaouli. Indeed, like the African masks Goli des Baoulé, all Guro masks, related to the geniuses of nature, come in two ...


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Zaouli Dance Gouro Gu Mask
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African mask of Côte d'Ivoire and animal symbolism in African art. This monoxyle sculpture depicts a fine female face whose headdress is surmounted by two animal figures. A lively polychrome laquise embellishes the room.
Among the group of Mande in the south, in the center of Côte d'Ivoire, on the banks of the Bandama, the Gouro are organized in lineages, and constitute the western neighbors of the Baoulé who have borrowed several characteristics of their creations. Animists, they have been using a family of masks associated with the dy Zaouli. Indeed, like the African masks Goli des Baoulé, all Guro masks, related to the geniuses of nature, come in two zoomorphic masks followed by a third anthropomorph, who is considered the wife of the mask zamblé , the Gu . The Gu , whose ...


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Jer s Gouro Mask
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This type of African zoomorphic masks, of which this copy evoking a type of antelope in the form of a variant, are the property of the male association controlling the social and political order. Among the Gouro and Yohouré, these masks of the je , gye , personify the power of the spirits, who would have formed an alliance with men. Women must hide when they appear. Glossy patina, red ochre highlights, traces of corn xylophages.
Among the group of Mande in the south, in the center of Côte d'Ivoire, on the banks of the Bandama, the Gouro are organized in lineages, and constitute the western neighbors of the Baoulé who have borrowed several characteristics of their creations. Animists, they have been using a family of masks associated with the dy Zaouli. Indeed, like the African masks ...


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Guro, Gouro Mask-Cimier
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Hybrid composition of two animals embodying two of the many geniuses of the bush yu for the company dye., the latter exercising a form of justice within the group. Most of the animals in the forest are represented by masks in the Gouro. The alliance with the geniuses would have been contracted as a result of the women's refusal to grant water to the crusading geniuses in the bush, and the men offered them palm wine. The head of the antelope is removable.
Patine semi-saturated. Abrasions.
Organized in lineages, the Gouros are the western neighbors of the Baoulé. Their respective sculptures, by their morphology, bear witness to their close relationships. Priest and soothsayer share the predominant ritual functions among the Guro. The secret associations worship the geniuses of ...


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Guro Mask, gouro
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Among the group of Mande from the south, in the centre of Côte d'Ivoire, on the banks of the Bandama, the Gouro are organized in bloodcuts, and constitute the western neighbors of the Baoulé who have borrowed several characteristics of their creations. Animists, they have been using a family of masks associated with the Zaouli dance since the 1950s . Like the African Goli masks of the Baoulé, all Guro masks, related to the geniuses of nature, come in two zoomorphic masks followed by a third anthropomorph, which is considered the wife of the mask zamblé , the Gu . These masks are the property of families who worship the ancestors of blood-lurking, who make ritual and sacrificial use of them in order to attract divine blessings. Priest and soothsayer share the predominant ritual ...


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Zaouli Dance Gouro Dye Mask
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This type of zoomorphic masks, of which this copy forms a variant, are considered by the Gouro to be the child of zamble and gu. The large jaw of this mask is also reminiscent of the sacred masks Bo nun amuin s Baoulé. With no horns adorning the bo nun amuin, this specimen is topped with a panther. Smooth satin patina.
Among the group of Mande in the south, in the center of Côte d'Ivoire, on the banks of the Bandama, the Gouro are organized in lineages, and constitute the western neighbors of the Baoulé who have borrowed several characteristics of their creations. Animists, they have been using a family of masks associated with the dy Zaouli. Indeed, like the African masks Goli des Baoulé, all Guro masks, related to the geniuses of nature, come in two zoomorphic masks followed by a ...


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Zaouli Dance Gouro Gu Mask
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Ivory Coast masks and animal symbolism in African art. This monoxyle sculpture depicts a thin female face wrapped in a snake. A bird is also depicted perched on one of the shells of his hairstyle. A sharp polychrome peeling embellishes the room. Slight sparse abrasions.
Among the group of Mande of the south, in the centre of Côte d'Ivoire, on the banks of the Bandama, the Gouro are organized in bloodcuts, and constitute the western neighbors of the Baoulé who have borrowed several characteristics of their creations. Animists, they have been using a family of masks associated with the zaoulidance. Indeed, like the African Goli masks of the Baoulé, all Guro masks, related to the geniuses of nature, come in two zoomorphic masks followed by a third anthropomorph, which is considered the ...


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Female statue Gouro, Guro
African art > African Statues > Statue Gouro

This statue was displayed on the heads of dancers during parties or kept on an altar for divinatory purpose. The fleshy, semi-resped lower limbs form one of the specificities of the sculptural expression of the region. The abdomen is shared by a large scarred band still impregnated with white pigments, the residue of which is tiny on the face and the folds of the neck. The facial features are reminiscent of the masks of the neighboring Dans. Brand of opulence, ringed neck top. Shards on one ear and a breast. Nice rare piece. Cracked base with native restoration.
Organized in lineages, the Gouros are the western neighbours of the Baoulé in the west of the Middle Sassandra, whose sculpture they inspired. Priest and soothsayer share the predominant ritual functions among the Guro. The ...


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Zaouli Dance Gouro Gu Mask
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African Masks Gouro from central Côte d'Ivoire
This monoxyle sculpture features a smiling female face, whose hairstyle is topped by a tambourine. The room is enhanced with dark and beige tones, plum reflections for the face.
Among the group of Mande in the south, in the center of Côte d'Ivoire, on the banks of the Bandama, the Gouro are organized in lineages, and constitute the western neighbors of the Baoulé who have borrowed several characteristics of their creations. Animists, they have been using a family of masks associated with the dy Zaouli. Indeed, like the African masks Goli des Baoulé, all Guro masks, related to the geniuses of nature, come in two zoomorphic masks followed by a third anthropomorph, who is considered the wife of the mask zamblé , the Gu . The Gu , ...


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Gouro Elephant Mask
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The african zoomorphic masks of the Dié group in the African art Gouro
Masque bicolor that divides a middle line composed of small black cabochons from the top of the head to the end of the trunk.
Organized in lineages, the Gouros are the western neighbors of the Baoulé. Their respective sculptures, by their morphology, bear witness to their close relationships. Priest and soothsayer share the predominant ritual functions among the Guro. The secret associations worship the geniuses of nature, through the masks in which spirits are supposed to reside. Their protective spirits called zuzu were revered by statues placed on altars. The masks gu, gye and dye, in the hands of notables, are only displayed during major funerals or the induction of a chief (Kerchache).


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Danse Zaouli s Gouro Gu Mask
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ANIMAL SYMBOLISM IN AFRICAN ART

Made of heavy wood, this African monoxyle mask depicts a thin female face wearing two striated horns that combine with zoomorphic figures: a bird seizes a snake, a figure generally associated with Mami Wata. The expressive face with heavy carmine eyelids seems to enjoy the colorful scene, allegorical, taking place at the top. This African mask Gouro, with its contrasting colors, has a bright lacquer and satin. Remnants of his raffia set, tied with a cotton cord, remain tied around the edges of the mask. Among the southern Mande group in central Côte d'Ivoire, the Gouro have been using since the 1950s a family of African masks associated with the Zaouli dance. Like the Goli masks of the Baoulé, the set of Guro masks comes in two zoomorphic ...

Gouro loom
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Everyday aesthetics for African art in Côte d'Ivoire. In Côte d'Ivoire, the most ordinary objects had to meet aesthetic criteria. Furniture, ornaments, utensils, fabrics, are pretext for a refined artistic expression on the part of sculptors.
The cotton weaving technique has spread to West Africa thanks to the displacements of the Dioulas. Prior to colonization, cotton-fibre textiles, the latter described as " white gold", were also used as a bargaining chip. Prestigious adornments, the woven ceremonial loincloths, sometimes in large numbers, accompanied the chefs in their tomb, among the Kuba, but also among the Baoulé.
This smooth pulley stirrup represents a bat, whose behavior evokes, for the Gouro, the occult world and divination in particular, its bones being used in ...


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Zauli Dance Gouro Gu Mask
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Animal symbolism in African art
This monoxyle African mask features a thin female face with a complex crest that mixes three types of horns associated with a bird figure. In the lower part, a female effigy, naked, also hangs from horns, composing a singular scene. This African Gouro mask is painted in contrasting tones.
Among the group of Mande from the south, in central Côte d'Ivoire, on the banks of the Bandama, the Gouro are organized in bloodcuts, and constitute the western neighbors of the Baoulé who have borrowed several characteristics of their creations. Animists, they have been using a family of masks associated with the zaoulidance. Indeed, like the African Goli masks of the Baoulé, all Guro masks, related to the geniuses of nature, come in two zoomorphic masks ...


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Guro Ram Mask, Guro
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A naturalistic mask depicting a domestic animal dear to the people of Côte d'Ivoire, an allegory of tenacity, strength, and fertility, and sometimes also ceremonial offering to the gods. The head offers a graceful bulging to the snout with red pigmented nostrils. Crusty black patina, burgundy reflections.
Among the group of Mande from the south, in central Côte d'Ivoire, on the banks of the Bandama, the Gouro are organized in bloodcuts, and constitute the western neighbors of the Baoulé who have borrowed several characteristics of their creations. Animists, they have been using a family of masks associated with the zaoulidance. Like the African Goli masks of the Baoulé, all Guro masks, related to the geniuses of nature, come in two zoomorphic masks followed by a third anthropomorph, ...


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Zaouli Dance Gouro Gu Mask
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An anthropomorphic face combined with zoomorphic elements, a stage that offers three seated characters, established on the summit plateau. This mask carved from dense wood, embodying a spirit of nature, is enhanced by a polychrome peeling and an oiled black patina. Among the group of Mande from the south, in central Côte d'Ivoire, the Gouro have been using a family of African masks associated with the Zaouli dance since the 1950s. Like the Goli masks of the Baoulé, all Guro masks come in two zoomorphic masks followed by a third anthropomorph, which is considered the wife of the mask zamblé, the Gu . The Gu , whose function is apotropaic, represents a young woman with the criteria of beauty specific to Guro, especially facial scarifications and lime teeth. It is by singing in honor ...


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Zamblé Gouro Mask
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This African mask, sacred and not able to be seen by women, offering a whimsical combination of different zoomorphic elements, is the Zamblé , mythical male hero. Its "museau " ends here in a curved beak, framed by a geometric toothed jaw. At the top, between ram horns, totembirds face each other forming a stylized decorative element. Multicolored lacing. Matte black skate.
Among the group of Mande of the south, in the centre of Côte d'Ivoire, on the banks of the Bandama, the Gouro are organized in bloodcuts, and constitute the western neighbors of the Baoulé who have borrowed several characteristics of their creations African tribal art. As early as 1906, the French settlers changed their name "Kwéni" to "Gouro". Animists, they have been using a family of masks associated with the ...


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Bété Gouro African Mask
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Ex-collection Belgian African art.
This African tribal mask has a bulging forehead, two pointed bun-shaped ridges deposited on finely chiseled hair. A stunned nose, two thick lips whose cracks are adorned with two old brass nails. Large traces of kaolin on the face. This Bete Gouro mask once presided over the peace-building ceremony following an armed conflict, but he also participated in the various sessions of customary justice.


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Zaouli Gouro Hybrid Mask
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Ex-collection French tribal art.
This African mask, sacred and not able to be seen by women, offering a whimsical combination of different zoomorphic elements, is the Zamblé , mythical male hero. Its antelope snout, framed by fins, evokes a hybrid, half-antelope, half-human being. At the top of the sheep horns, and, carried by two hoops joining forward in a beak, a musician with an elephant trunk. Multicolored lacing. Oily brownish patina. Desication crack. Among the group of Mande from the south, in the centre of Côte d'Ivoire, on the banks of the Bandama, the Gouro are organized in bloodcuts, and constitute the western neighbors of the Baoulé who have borrowed several characteristics of their art creations African tribal system. Animists, they have been using a family of masks ...


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Zauli Gouro Mask
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African art Gouro.
Among the group of Mande of the south, in central Côte d'Ivoire, the Gouro have been using since the 1950s a family of African masks associated with the Zaouli dance . Like the Goli masks of the Baoulé, all Guro masks come in two zoomorphic masks followed by a third anthropomorph, which is considered the wife of the mask zamblé , the Gu . The Gu , whose function is apotropaic, represents a young woman with the criteria of beauty specific to Guro, especially facial scarifications and lime teeth. The zaouli embodies a mature man with a beard represented by raffia cords attached to the lower perforations of the mask's contours. The Zamblé embodies a bush animal, usually a middle lope.
Half-human half-animal, the sculpted face evoking an antelope is ...


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Zaouli Dance Gouro Gu Mask
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African art Gouro.
Monoxyle tribal sculpture made in dense wood, it takes the form of a thin feminine face, lacquered in a deep red, topped with two streaked shells accompanied by a volatile figure at the top. A lacquer of contrasting colours has given this African Gouro mask a smooth and shiny surface. Among the group of Mande from the south, in central Côte d'Ivoire, the Gouro have been using a family of African masks associated with the dance Zaouli since the 1950s. Like the Goli masks of the Baoulé, all Guro masks come in two zoomorphic masks followed by a third anthropomorph, which is considered the wife of the mask zamblé , the Gu . The Gu , whose function is apotropaic, represents a young woman with the criteria of beauty specific to Guro, especially facial scarifications and ...


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