Lot 92: A Guere-Wobe female singer's mask

People: Guere-Wobe people
Ivory Coast
H: 10"; L: 37"
The powerful mask carved with typical raised clamshell eyes, full nose, and large rounded lips with open mouth; the forehead probably once covered with a different costume element now with some insect depredation; remains of red, white, and black paint, the chin with attachments of a multitude of bells, teeth, and human hair. The large female coif added to the already extremely old mask with three tiers decorated in stroud cloth, cowrie shells, and animal hide. On a custom base.

Ex. Michael Wyman, Chicago

Price Realized: $1,900

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