The Genius Of Man The Genius Of Man
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1960 item #1298306 (stock #GM)
The Genius Of Man
A striking Guro mask from The Ivory Coast collected in South Africa in the 1950'S. It measures 24" in height by 6" in width and represents the spirit of Gu, the wife of Zamble, a supernatural being. Gu is often depicted as elegant, graceful, serene and beautiful. Sacred Guro masks, delicately crafted and colorful are used and honored during sacrifical gatherings, funerals, and celebrations. This piece is wildly ornate and truly fantastical! Due to its ornate delicate nature a couple of small pieces have been reglued but there is no restoration.