Lot 182: A fine Guere mask

A fine Guere mask, Guere/Kran; Liberia/Ivory Coast

The powerful and aggressive mask with high coif of fiber and fetish materials including a bird skull and chains, the face with tubular eyes, wide flaring nose and open mouth with bared teeth, the perimeter of the mask covered with small packets of medicine in cloth bags. Fine old surface of use and wear. A very fine example. H. 15"

Property of a New York Private Collector

Collected by an Ohio missionary family in 1953 at the Liberia/Ivory Coast Hinterland

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,800

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