This is a very rare and unique one of a kind Guere Mask with a Pig Snout and Wooden Horns that comes from Liberia. Among the Guere and Wè people of Liberia and the Ivory Coast, individuals sponsor festivals that take place annually during the dry season, which lasts from November to February. These festivals feature dancing and performances focused on the figure of the gela. The term gela refers to the animated being comprised of face mask, costume, and the wearer beneath. Gela masks are given a variety of identities that, rather than describing their physical appearance, are linked to the powers associated with the mask persona. This gela mask is known as “The Ancient One,” suggesting that the style has persisted for multiple generations. Many people commonly refer to this type of mask as a “Guere War Mask.” This would be a wonderful mask to add to your collection.
Mid to Late 20th Century
Shows age, Excellent Condition
Comes on Stand
17 Inches Tall
25.5 Inches Tall on Stand
12 Inches Wide
8.5 Inches Deep
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