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Guere masquerades in Côte d’Ivoire (VIDEO)


Mask
Unrecorded Artist from Côte d’Ivoire
Guere/We style, mid-twentieth century
wood, pigment, white clay, red clay, leopard claws, cowrie shells, bone, wild animal fur, cotton rope, indigo dyed cotton cloth, 1923 CFA (African Francs) 25 centimes coins, metal tacks, nails, plant fiber, twigs, metal staples, ritual surface substances, cotton cloth packets with unknown interior substance
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. David Christensen
2016.049.008