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Dan Guerre Guere War Mask Animal Horns Liberia African Art

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Title Dan Guerre Guere War Mask Animal Horns Liberia African Art
Type of Object Mask
Country of Origin Cote d'Ivoire, Liberia
People Dan or Guere-Wee(We), Bete
Materials Wood, cloth, pigments, animal horns
Approximate Age 20th century
Dimensions Height: 14.5 Inches
Width: 12 Inches
Depth: 10 Inches
Overall Condition Good


Additional Information:  A very expressive mask covered with horns. The surface of this mask shows significant encrustation, which may come from ritual and ceremony. A very unique and beautiful piece.


 


Recommended Reading:


E. Donner: Kunst und Handwerk in NO-Liberiaí, Baessler-Archiv, xxiii/2-3 (1940), pp. 45-110.


Harley, G.W., Notes on the Poro in Liberia, Papers of the Peabody Museum, Archaeology & Ethnology, XIX, No.2 (Cambridge, MA, 1941)


G. Schwab: Tribes of the Liberian Hinterland, ed. G. W. Harley, Papers Peabody Museum, Archaeology & Ethnology, xxxi (Cambridge, MA, 1947)


Harley, G.W. Masks as Agents of Social Control in Northeast Liberia, Papers of the Peabody Museum, Archaeology & Ethnology, xxxii, No.2 (Cambridge, MA, 1950)


W. Siegmann and Cynthia Schmidt, Rock of the Ancestors, (Suacoco, 1977)


E. Fischer and Hans Himmelheber; The Arts of the Dan in West Africa, (Zurich, 1984)