A Guro monkey mask

Côte d'Ivoire

Carved wood and pigment, a large domed forehead shadowing the sunken eyes which are perforated for the dancer, a prominent ridged nose runs down to the wide gaping mouth exposing the teeth, perforations around the side for attachment, raised on a bespoke mount.

H: 10 3/4, W: 6 1/2 in. (approx., mask only)


The Estate of Thomas McNemar, Lexington, Virginia.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

Sold for $188 (buyer's premium included)