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Guro Tribal Fertility Mask, Ivory Coast Africa

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Detail: Guro masks usually consist of narrow faces, large foreheads. The Guro mask represents the spirit of Gu, the wife of Zamble, a deity. Gu is usually depicted as elegant, graceful, serene and beautiful. These masks are generally used in sacrificial gatherings, funerals and celebrations. Circa mid-1900’s. Pristine condition.
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