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Guro Wooden Mask - PF.1983
Origin: Ivory Coast
Circa: 20 th Century AD

Collection: African
Medium: Wood

$2,600.00
Location: United States
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After centuries of contact, the art of the Guro closely relates to that of their neighbors, the Baule. Guro art is distinguished, however, by an emphasis on flowing lines and graceful contours. This exquisite mask was originally worn in a dance ceremony. The finely shaped head, crowned with curved horns, most likely represents a protective nature spirit or a fertility god. The mask's aura of magic is undeniable. It seems to link us with human society at some primeval level, with the timeless mysteries of the world. - (PF.1983)

 

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