The Protection of the Gods – Ivory Coast


An archaic mask/sculpture composed of various symbols. In the center of the bottom section are three hollow holes, representing eyes and a mouth; on either side are etched two crosses. The entire mask/scuplture is painted black and white, the former a symbol of power and the latter an association with the gods. In the upper section, a hollow circle mounted on two legs features within it the palm of a hand opened up to the sky.

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