AFRICAN TRIBAL SENUFO FIRESPITTER MASK IVORY COAST

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 30, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House
Senufo Wanyugo Firespitter mask from the Ivory Coast

The zoomorphic Wanyugo Â"firespitterÂ" masks, characterized by their aggressive appearance that display a crocodile jaw, warthog tusks, are perceived by the Senufo culture as threatening masks, whose powers are utilized by the Poro society to regulate social order and protect against witchcraft. LENGTH 74 cm (29 in)

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