About this object

The We live in small communities without powerful chiefs. But they have a wide variety of masquerades that play important roles in regulating and policing their communities. This powerful and highly sculptural mask would have been worn in one of those awesome masquerades.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Mask
  • Culture
    We or Bete
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Western Africa: Ivory Coast
  • Date made
    1967 before
  • Materials
    Hide Skin; Metal; Wood
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, World Cultures
  • Acquisition
    Purchased From Gallery 43, 1967
  • Collector
    Philip Goldman
  • Place collected
    Africa: Western Africa: Ivory Coast
  • Date collected
    1867 before
  • Measurements
    500 mm x 230 mm x 175 mm
  • Note
    Stockbook: Mask (Kran, Ivory Coast). Gallery 43, 28 Davies St. London W.1. Purchase £500 + 10% (£600). Ex Sotheby’s sale of 20 November. Gallery Label: The We live in small communities without powerful chiefs. They have a wide variety of masquerades that play important roles in regulating and policing the community. This mask would have been worn in one of those masquerades.
  • Related people
    Philip Goldman ( Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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