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Kran mask, Ivory Coast and Liberia
13.75 inches high x 10" wide
mid 20th century - signs of age and use
wood, cloth, hair, nail, pigment
ex US collection

$1200 - SOLD

Masks from the Wè-Guéré(Gere) and Kran, which is what I believe this one to be, definitely possess a
unique aesthetic and it's a type that I've always been drawn to. The addition of the red, black and white
pigment add a lot of character to this visually interesting mask.

Often described as "war" masks because of their fearsome appearance, these masks were worn
primarily during funerals and in a detective capacity to single out guilty persons and were referred to as
"judgement masks".

The white on the eyes was not painted over, so it retained its supernatural ability to detect witch magic,
evil, etc.