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Guro mask with stylized rooster resting on top; measures approximately 16" tall; please refer to photographs for condition. Guro masks represent the spirit of Gu, the wife of Zamble, a supernatural being. Gu is often depicted as elegant, graceful, serene and beautiful. Important characteristics of note, found in Guro art, include a skillful combination of human and animal forms and notable features on masks, are almond shaped eyes, rounded foreheads, and finely sculptured nose and mouth with small but sprouting lips. Hairdos and headdress are delicately sculptured and elaborate. The masks are normally colorful and coated with natural dyes. Sacred guro masks, delicately crafted and colorful are used and honored during sacrificial gatherings, funerals, and celebrations. They honor protective spirits called "zuzu" and these spirits were housed in shrines.

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Ivory Coast Guro Mask

Auction ended on Sat, Sep 17, 2016
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