Mask Surmounted by Elephant
Guro Tribe, Ivory Coast
Wood

H: 12.5"
Inventory # 10583

This Guro tribe mask represents the prestigious female being known as Gu. Delicate face masks representing Gu can be danced in very different masquerades—some are danced primarily for entertainment, while others appear in potent masquerades seen only by the initiated. Gu is one of a trio of sacred forest creatures who appear in Guro masquerades—she is usually accompanied by Zamble, her husband, and Zauli, the antithesis both of Gu and Zamble.

$850.00