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Zaouli Gouro Gu dance mask - Ivory Coast - African Art
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  • Title: Zaouli Gouro Gu dance mask - Ivory Coast - African Art Tribal Art
  • Date/Period: Second half 20th century
  • Origin: RCI, Ivory Coast
  • Dimension: 17,72 Inch
  • Weight: 2,43 Pounds
  • Materials: Wood
  • Item Type: Mask, dance
  • Additional Information: Monoxyle tribal sculpture made in dense wood, it takes the form of a thin feminine face, lacquered in a deep red, topped with a zoomorphic head. A lacquer of contrasting colours has given this African Gouro mask a smooth and shiny surface. Among the group of Mande from the south, in central Ivory Coast, the Gouro have been using a family of African masks associated with the dance Zaouli since the 1950s. Like the Goli masks of the Baoulé, all Guro masks come in two zoomorphic masks followed by a third anthropomorph, which is considered the wife of the mask zamblé , the Gu . The Gu , whose function is apotropaic, represents a young woman with the criteria of beauty specific to Guro, especially facial scarifications and lime teeth. It is by singing in honour of the zamblé that the Gu, following the sound of the flute, moves gracefully. The dancer is fully clothed in brightly coloured fabrics and plant fibres in harmony with the polychromy of the mask, and performs various acrobatic feats in front of an attentive audience.

    Stand not included.

    Reserve: $197.00

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    Zaouli Gouro Gu dance mask - Ivory Coast - African Art

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  • Title: Zaouli Gouro Gu dance mask - Ivory Coast - African Art Tribal Art
  • Date/Period: Second half 20th century
  • Origin: RCI, Ivory Coast
  • Dimension: 17,72 Inch
  • Weight: 2,43 Pounds
  • Materials: Wood
  • Item Type: Mask, dance
  • Additional Information: Monoxyle tribal sculpture made in dense wood, it takes the form of a thin feminine face, lacquered in a deep red, topped with a zoomorphic head. A lacquer of contrasting colours has given this African Gouro mask a smooth and shiny surface. Among the group of Mande from the south, in central Ivory Coast, the Gouro have been using a family of African masks associated with the dance Zaouli since the 1950s. Like the Goli masks of the Baoulé, all Guro masks come in two zoomorphic masks followed by a third anthropomorph, which is considered the wife of the mask zamblé , the Gu . The Gu , whose function is apotropaic, represents a young woman with the criteria of beauty specific to Guro, especially facial scarifications and lime teeth. It is by singing in honour of the zamblé that the Gu, following the sound of the flute, moves gracefully. The dancer is fully clothed in brightly coloured fabrics and plant fibres in harmony with the polychromy of the mask, and performs various acrobatic feats in front of an attentive audience.

    Stand not included.

    Reserve: $197.00

    Shipping:
  • Domestic: Flat-rate of $65.00 to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.
  • International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination. International shipping may be subject to VAT.
  • Combined shipping: Please ask about combined shipping for multiple lots before bidding.
  • Location: This item ships from Belgium

    Your purchase is protected:
    Photos, descriptions, and estimates were prepared with the utmost care by a fully certified expert and appraiser. All items in this sale are guaranteed authentic.

    In the rare event that the item did not conform to the lot description in the sale, Jasper52 specialists are here to help. Buyers may return the item for a full refund provided you notify Jasper52 within 5 days of receiving the item.
  • Condition
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    Good, see pictures.

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