Tribal Art, online sale of tribal art, primitive art and primitive art
...
Search option




Tribal art - Bété:

The Bété, in southwestern Côte d'Ivoire, produce statues and masks that share similarities with those of the Wé and Vaï of Liberia. The function of their statuary has not yet been clearly defined.


Nyabwa Bété guerrilla mask
Sold item
Tribal art > African mask > Beté Mask

Entanglement of disparate horns for this face mask of the beté/guéré ethnic group. Real sheep horns are nailed to the wooden surface forming the face and a strip of hardened canvas conceals its base. The whole thing is coated with a dark film where kaolin pigments mingle. A mouth ajar appears between the horns. At the top, a cup woven with vegetable fibers is solidified by libations. Oyster shells form a garland at the base.
It is mainly in western Côte d'Ivoire that the Bété use masks whose style has been influenced by the society of masks gla webé and Guéré , a set referred to Wé or men who forgive easily, itself belonging to the cultural group Krou, these traditions having been passed on to them and taught by the Nyabwa. Of warlike origin but also involved in the resolution of ...

Large Bété mask
Tribal art > African mask > Beté Mask

A work of imposing size, this African mask, carved in dense wood, offers for extravagant peculiarity the crooked prominences imprisoning his face. The protruding forehead is also highlighted by thick horns encrusted with upholstery nails, like the rest of the room whose contours have been draped in animal skin. A dense, blackish, semi-crusty surface results from ritually administered libations on the piece. Height on a base: 145 cm.
The mainly in western Côte d'Ivoire, the Bété use masks linked to the cult of bagnon. The style of their dance masks, supposed to cause dread, was influenced by the populations Wobé and Guéré , a set called Wé or 'men who forgive', himself belonging to the cultural group Krou , these traditions having been passed on to them and taught to them by the ...


View details

2450.00

Bété/Dida Mask
Sold item
Tribal art > African mask > Bété/Dida Mask

Heavy African piece of art, facial mask with an ovoid face in which the hairstyle, divided into three curves outlined with brass, is an evidence of its origin Bété, but also southern Gouro.

The medial rib embossed evokes the scarifications in use, the eyelids carefully worked join at the top the ridge of the triangular nose.The philtrum runs to two appendices composed of large circular trays superimposed, forming a great machoîre gaping.These elements are edged with a roll of canvas that a wicker weave keeps it tight, the internal faces are colored with reddish pigment, the surface of this Bété mask is lustrous, the patina is satin, kaolin is applied to the eyes and to the cruciform pattern of a tray. are a tribe established on the left bank of the Sassandra River in the ...


View details

Sold





Previously viewed items
Tribal art  -  Brussels - Paris - London

© 2021 - Digital Consult SPRL

Essentiel Galerie SPRL
73 Rue de Tournai - 7333 Tertre - Belgique
+32 (0)65.529.100