Lot 97: A Guere-Wobe war mask

People: Guere-Wobe people
Ivory Coast
H: 13 (excl. attachments)
The powerful male mask with rounded forehead, deep furrowed brow, and white clamshell eyes, above a wide nose, with talon like hooks curving inward from the cheeks, the mouth with barred metal teeth and red cloth tongue; the perimeter with cloth attachments, the lower portion with seven bells, two apparently of native manufacture, and fetish mass in the center of forehead. A fine and powerful example, on a custom base.

Price Realized: $375

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