Hand Carved Tribal African Art African GOURO YU FUNERARY MASK African MASK-49.5/17 CM. The Guro culture is famous for its mask festivities, sometimes religious and sometimes secular. This African Yu mask was worn during religious ceremonies; he represents an idealized ancestor mask. Three sacred mask are usually on display, centered around the zamble, a mythical ancestor depicted with features of an antelope and a leopard. Accompanying zamble are his grotesque brother, Zuali, and his beautiful wife, gu.
This gu mask takes its name from the translation, "courageous woman". It is one of the many yu masks worn by the Gouro during the mourning of deceased members of the community.An original patina covers the item. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\African\1900-Now\Masks".
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