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Yaure Portrait Mask with Animal on Top Cote d'Ivoire African Art

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Special Price $222.00 Regular Price $350.00
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Title Yaure Portrait Mask with Animal on Top Cote d'Ivoire African Art
Country of Origin Cote d'Ivoire
People Yaure
Materials wood
Approximate Age Mid 20th century
Height (in) 15.5
Width (in) 6.5
Depth (in) 5.5
Overall Condition Fair to good.  Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners.   Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.  We examine each piece carefully when we receive it and report any damage we find in our listings.  Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.

Additional Information: A beautifully carved Yaure mask with an animal on top of the head. This mask is to be placed among the Yaure people of the Ivory Coast who are close neighbors of the Guro. Both groups share social practices and some stylistic elements in their masks and carvings. Among the Yaure the darkly finished mask is used primarily for the Lo ceremony and at times may dance in the Je ritual celebration that cleanses the village after the death of an individual. Yaure masks can also represent ‘Yu’ a spiritual power.


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