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Dance mask – Wood – Bete – Ivory Coast


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Stunning Bete mask from Ivory Coast. Stunning Bete mask from Ivory Coast. This type of mask was worn for a variety of ceremonies, including entertainment dances.

The Ivory Coast is home of the BETE, they live between the AKAN tribe to the east and the GURO tribe to the north. They number 350,000.

Impressive wooden BETE mask with a powerful appearance. Good condition with traces of wear and tear.

Provenance: Manfred Schäfer collection, ex- gallery owner from Ulm, Germany.

Including professional custom made stand.

Object: Dance mask
Ethnic group/ culture: Bete
Region/ country: Ivory Coast
Material: Wood
Period: Mid 20th century
Condition: Good
Sold with stand: Yes
Dimensions: 46×18×10 cm
Weight: 1250 g


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