This mask was created in the Yaure style from Ivory Coast. The mask features an elegant face with a superstructure with horns protruding from the top. It measures 15.75 inches tall and weighs 2.5 pounds. There is some cracks, scrapes and scuffs – please inspect photos. Stand is not included.
Gorgeous Horned Yaure Mask 15.75″ – Ivory Coast – African Art
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Some cracks and imperfections – see photos.
About the Yaure People
“The Yaure people, 20,000 in total, settled in the territory between the Baule to the west, the Guro to the east and Lake Kossou to the north. They are divided into three main groups living in approximately twenty villages by a council of elders, leads each village. Their language, culture, religion and art are influenced by their powerful neighbors, the Baule and the Guro. Nevertheless, they possess a strong sense of identity and have evolved a characteristic and refined art.
The Yaure adorn a variety of everyday objects with figurative representations, but it is their masks that reveal their artistic abilities.”
Baquart, Jean-Baptiste. The Tribal Arts of Africa. New York: Thames and Hudson Inc. 1998. Print.