About this object

This is a headpiece of the Zamble masked figure, which is performed in Guro communities by athletic young men at festivals and funerals to evoke forces of the wilderness. The mask combines elements of different bush animals, including antelope horns and leopard-like jaws.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Mask
  • Culture
    Guro
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Western Africa: Ivory Coast
  • Date made
    1966 before
  • Materials
    Pigment; Wood
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, World Cultures
  • Acquisition
    Purchase from P. Goldman, 1966
  • Collector
    Philip Goldman
  • Place collected
    Africa: Western Africa: Ivory Coast
  • Date collected
    1966 before
  • Measurements
    445 mm x 126 mm x 108 mm
  • Note
    STOCKBOOK: Mask (Guro). Purchased from Gallery 43, 43 George Street, London, W.1. in 1966 by Richard Hutchings, Keeper of Ethnography, with War Damage Fund. Gallery Label: The Zamble masquerade is performed by athletic young men at festivals and funerals to evoke forces of the wilderness. The mask combines antelope horns and leopard-like jaws.
  • Related people
    Philip Goldman ( Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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