IVORYCOAST GALLERY

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ALL MASKS HAVE BEEN SOLD

Please inquire if you are interested in similar masks

Ms Briony Gulbrandsen        

Managing Director       

 

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GUERE MASK

The Guere funeral mask is worn by mourners, almost as westerners would wear black veils covering their faces. It is dated at 120 yrs.

Significance - Burial Mask

Country/Origin - Ivory Coast

Measurements - H30

Weight - 1.0

Material - Caro Wood

Price $1,522.00

 

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BAOULE MASK

The wedding mask is worn by a bride. It is striking in it's simplicity and is a symbol of the beauty of a bride. It is approximately 55 years old and carved from the dark wood of the Bois Blanc tree.

Significance - Wedding Mask

Country/Origin - Ivory Coast

Measurements - H35

Weight - 0.85

Material - Bois Blanc

Price $761.00

 

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BAOULE MASK

This unusual piece is carved from Lingue wood and was worn at ritual ceremonies by tribal dancers. It is approximately 50 yrs old.

Significance - Dancers Mask

Country/Origin - Ivory Coast

Measurements - H40

Weight - 1.25

Material - Lingue Wood

Price $761.00

 

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COUPLE ASHANTE FIGURES

This couple are representative of fertility andmarriage. The female figure clasps her breast, showing her ability to bear children. These typical Ashanti figures were carved from Niangata wood approximately 45 yrs ago.

Significance - Fertility and Marriage

Country/Origin - Ghana

Measurements - H53

Weight - 1.0

Material - Niangata Wood

Price $576.00

 

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SENOUFO MASK

This spectacular mask was used by dancers at celebrations after a period of famine. It is dated at 60 yrs old and is carved from Lingue wood.

Significance - Celebration after Famine

Country/Origin - Ivory Coast

Measurements - H32xW16

Weight - 1.0

Material - Lingue Wood

Price $761.00

 

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Ashante Figure

This seated Ashanti female figure is carved from Niangata wood. A symbol of fertility, this piece is approximately 80 yrs old.

Significance - Symbol of Fertility, approx 80 years old

Country/Origin - Ghana

Measurements - H65 x W18

Weight - 3.0

Material - Niangata

Price $1,538.00

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YAOURE MASK

Typical Yaoure Mask, with spiked headdress from the Ivory Coast. Carved from the wood of the Lingue Tree. This masque is approx. 15 years old.

Significance - The Yauore mask is a symbol of female beauty

Country/Origin - Ivory Coast

Measurements - H44xW19

Weight - 0.50

Material - Lingue Wood

Price $212.00

 

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ZAMBLE MASK

This mask is carved from Lingue wood and is the representation of three animals. Ihas the horns of an antelope, the eyes and face of a panther and the jaws of a crocodile. Approximately 55 years old, itwould have been used for ritual celebrations.

Significance - Used for ritual celebrations

Country/Origin - Ivory Coast

Measurements - H42

Weight - 1.00

Material - Lingue Wood

Price $650.00

 

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BAOULE WNAR MASK

Carved in Niangata wood and covered in a metal sheath, this mask was used by the wives of polygamists. During her period of menstruation, the wife would place this mask outside her door to inform her husband of her condition. Approx 150 yrs old.

Significance - Menstruation Mask

Country/Origin - Ivory Coast

Measurements - 0

Weight - 1.00

Material - Niangata

Price $1,713.00

 

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GAOURE MASK

Carved in Lingue Wood, this mask represents a bird sitting on the head of an elephant. It is approx 60 years old and is used for story telling

Significance - Story Telling

Country/Origin - Ivory Coast

Measurements - H37

Weight - 1.25

Material - Lingue Wood

Price $761.00

 

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SENOUFO HORSE

The Senoufo is a rare and unusual piece made of Lingue wood and polished to a dark reddish brown. Used as a chair it has a narrow seat and a tail made of tough dyed plant fibers. Considering it's 100 years, it is in mint condition.

Significance - Used as a seat

Country/Origin - Ivory Coast

Measurements - H100

Weight - 2.0

Material - Lingue Wood

Price $6,345.00

 

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ELEPHANT MASK 

Wooden mask with black patina and scarification, shaped like the head of an elephant with extending trunk and bowl shaped ears. Face and trunk encrusted with glass beads and brass inlays.

Significance - Used at celebrations by tribal dancers

Country/Origin - Ghana

Measurements - H90xW33

Weight - 3.20

Material - Cecel

Price $420.00

 (We do have other Ghana Masks available (with patina and scarification, inlaid with glass beads and brass). If you are interested, please let us know)

 

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BUTTERFLIES COLLAGE (Framed)

These butterfly wings are harvested after the 48 hour lifespan of the insect. They are collected all over Africa and arranged by artists all over the continent.

Description - Collage on white paper, using butterfly wings to depict figures

Country/Origin - Africa

Measurements - H31xW17

Weight - 0.50

Material - Butterfly Wings and White Board

Price $64.00

 (We do have other Butterflies Collages available. If you are interested, please let us know)

 

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MOURNING FIGURE

Abstract figure. 

L. Warira, known as Sammy, is a self taught artist, living and working in Berea, Johannesburg. He is a very prolific artist and often does commissions.

Country/Origin - South Africa

Measurements - H83xW49

Weight - 

Material - Oil on Canvas; Unframed

Price $100.00

 (We do have other works of art by Warira. If you are interested, please let us know)

 

 

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