Bete Mask (IV-Bete-003)

$240.00

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Description

The Bete tribe lives in the southwestern part of Côte d’Ivoire, between the Sassandra and Badama Rivers, close to the Guro and Akan tribes.
This type of mask is mainly used during funeral processions, to instill fear and or detect sorcerers that can bring harm to the community.
Typical of these masks are the protruding forehead, large mouth, narrow eyes and hornlike protuberances to protect the face.

Country of Origin…………. Ivory Coast
Culture…………………………Bete
Function……………………….Ritual and Protection
Dimensions……………………. 50 x 18 x 18cm

Additional information

Weight 1.7 kg
Dimensions 1 x 1 x 1 cm

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