African Yaure Mask with a Hornbill on top of the head The hornbill both symbolises teaching and protection.
Miniature masks, also named “passport masks” are carved to house ancestral spirits, like the larger masks.
Their main function consisted in protecting the wearer, especially against witchcraft.
But these masks can also serve for divination, or be an altar piece and receive the different offerings that can be given.
Finally, these attest of the rank and filiation of their owner.
Registered shipment with track & trace.
- Regione / Paese
- Costa d'Avorio
- Fine XX secolo
- Buone condizioni
- Con supporto incluso
- 56×35×1 cm
- 2 kg