Wè-Guéré Face Mask
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Wè-Guéré Face MaskLate 19th century - Mid 20th century
11 1/4 in. x 11 1/4 in. x 5 1/8 in. (28.5 cm x 28.5 cm x 13 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
This object has the following keywords:
- African - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Africa, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea.
- Ivorian - Style and culture of the Ivory Coast.
- Krahn - Style and culture of the African ethnic group of the same name living in eastern Liberia.
- patina - An aged appearance caused by environmental factors, acquired naturally or artificially induced; used especially with regard to a surface layer on metal caused by oxidation or corrosion.
- West African - Styles and cultures from the region comprising the westernmost area of the African continent, defined by the United Nations as including the modern nations of Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.
- wood - The principal tissue of trees and other plants that provides both strength and a means of conducting nutrients. Wood is one of the most versatile materials known.
Owner Name: Mace Neufeld and Helen Katz Neufeld, Class of 1953
Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, US
Ownership End Date: 12/20/1996
Owner Name: Morton Dimondstein (1920-2000)
Role: Previous Owner
Place: Los Angeles, California, US
The following Bibliography exist for this object:
- "African Heritage Document and Research Center." (Accessed June 11, 2020): AHDRC.eu. Record No.: 0064617.
Important Tribal Art
New York, NY, 1989
Figure Number: 62
Paris, France, December 8-10, 1990
Page Number: 36, Figure Number: Lot 192
The following Comparanda exist for this object:
- Eberhard Fischer, "Dan Forest Spirits: Masks in Dan Villages." African Arts 11, no. 2 (January 1978): 20.
- Louis T. Wells, Jr., "The Harley Masks of Northeast Liberia." African Arts 10, no. 2 (January 1977): 24, Figure Number: 4.
- Louis T. Wells, Jr., "The Harley Masks of Northeast Liberia." African Arts 10, no. 2 (January 1977): 27 Bottom.
- "KARLSSON & WICKMAN Website." (Accessed April 23, 2020): http://www.karlssonandwickman.com/. http://www.karlssonandwickman.com/sold-lots/dan-guerere-liberia.
- "Christie's." (Accessed May 5, 2020): Christies.com. Lot 165; https://www.christies.com/img/LotImages/2002/AMS/2002_AMS_02554_0166_000().jpg.
- "African Heritage Document and Research Center." (Accessed June 11, 2020): AHDRC.eu. Record No.: 0064677.
The following Related Bibliography exist for this object:
- Eberhard Fischer, "Dan Forest Spirits: Masks in Dan Villages." African Arts 11, no. 2 (January 1978): 16-94.
- Louis T. Wells, Jr., "The Harley Masks of Northeast Liberia." African Arts 10, no. 2 (January 1977): 22-92.
- Constantine Petridis, "A "Harley Mask" at the Cleveland Museum of Art." African Arts 45, no. 1 (Spring 2012): 16-31.
- Svend E. Holsoe, "Who Are the Kran/Guere and the Gio/Yacouba? Ethnic Identifications along the Liberia-Ivory Coast Border." African Studies Review 19, no. 1 (April 1976): 139-149.
- Jean- Baptiste Bacquart, The Tribal Arts of Africa (New York, NY: Thames & Hudson, 1998), 44-45.
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