About this artwork
Cross-cultural influences between the neighboring Bete and Guro peoples make it difficult to attribute masks such as this one by using only formal and stylistic criteria. A similar example once belonged to the avant-garde poet and artist Tristan Tzara, who, in the early 1900s, was among the first private collectors of African art in Paris. Scholars have suggested that both masks may have been carved by the same artist.
- Face Mask
- Côte d'Ivoire (Object made in)
- Wood, pigment, chalk, monkey(?) fur, leather, metal, and twine
- H.: 35.6 cm (14 in.)
- Buckingham Fund