Mask African Guro Ram Fearsome Powerful Handmade Rams Horns Head Male Energy Society Mask

$646.85 $761.00

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This is a very Unique highly stylized Ram Mask form the Guro Tribal People of the Cote d'Ivoire. The elegant mask in the shape of an animal head with snout largely open and large curved horns and belongs to the category of Dye (or Je mask). The Dye ceremony is a men's dance group consisting of a number of animal masks that are fearsome and powerful. The Dye dance troop consists of hyena, elephant, buffalo, ram, roan antelopes, hippopotamus, monkeys and dogs. Dye masks are violent in their behavior and are not to be seen by females or children who lock themselves indoors or leave the village when the masks appear in the early light at daybreak. In the past the masks served as the highest display of male authority dispensing justice and exercising social control. The Dye masks are supreme symbols of male authority and were prominent in the past whereas today they still dance in the village but mostly appear at the funerals of prominent persons. The strong and long horns and facial features reinforce the idea of abstracted power, as Dye becomes the embodiment of male energy and potential with all of its attendant danger to women and the uninitiated. Such masks are worn on the head with a large grassy costume. This would be a wonderful mask to compliment your collection or home.

COMES ON STAND

This mask shows age, some discoloration, but is in good condition

Mask on Stand
15 1/2" tall

Mask
12" tall

10" wide

14 1/2" deep


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