Lot 166: A fine and powerful Guro Flali mask

A fine and powerful Guro Flali mask, Guro; Ivory Coast

Possibly carved by Sabu bi Boti; The mask with complex superstructure in the form of a man in shorts pulling on the trunk of an elephant, the horned coif with downturned horns that frame the female face around the brow, the face carved with fine detail and typical raised scarification. The whole with a fine oiled brown patina, the interior with signs of age and use, original bite stick still in place. A lovely and wonderfully carved example. H. 2- 1/2"

Property of a New York estate

Alfred Schienberg, 1971, The Gallery of African Art. NY


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