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West African Guro 'Zamble Gu' Mask - Ivory Coast.

West African Guro 'Zamble Gu' Mask - Ivory Coast.

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Indicative market price: R2,500


Joined 21 Feb 2009
Cape Town
bidorbuy ID: 256433124

 West African Guro 'Zamble Gu' Mask - Ivory Coast.

The 'Zamble Gu'  mask represents the spirit of ‘Gu’, the wife of ‘Zamble’ a supernatural mythological being , the epitome of feminine beauty.
She is often depicted as elegant, graceful and serene with anthropomorphic features such as the horns of the antelope, the founding ancestor deity in many tribal traditions of the Ivory Coast.
These masks, often elaborate and colourful are worn and danced during celebratory ceremonies, funerals and sacrificial gatherings, believed to seek out and ward off sorcery.
They are treated with great respect and housed in special shrines.

This one is a gorgeous example. 

It is fairly modern and the colours are very bright and unfaded.

A very beautiful decorative feature to hang on a wall. It's abstract lines and  expressive shape make it ideal for a modern setting as an interesting statement  piece. 

*Please note that some repair has been done to the mask where the green section joins with the black. 

Height: 705mm

Width: 205mm

Depth: 135mm

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