UVaM - University of Virginia Art Museum

Collection

Mask (Gu),
20th c.
Guro peoples, Côte d'Ivoire
Wood, pigment,
13.75 x 5.5 x 4 inches
Gift of Irving H. Licht,
1980.14.12

Gu is the beautiful wife of Zamble which is a graceful male mask. Gu's delicate feminine features, oval face, wide curving forehead, narrow elongated nose, finely braided hair, and discretely downcast eyes, create a portrait of elegant femininity according to Guro aesthetic principles.