Wood, paint, and colorant
Overall: 31.7 cm (12 1/2 in.)
Gift of Katherine C. White 1971.296
Central Côte d'Ivoire is characterized by cultural assimilation and adoption. Connections can be seen in masquerades and in composite mask forms. Here, masks often blend human and animal features, and the depiction of elephant traits is a recurring theme. Yaure peoples associated elephant masks with a cult called Dye, and they appear when important sacrifices have to be made.
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