Hyena Mask, Sukuru
Masks representing hyenas, monkeys and other animals are worn by young initiates during annual ceremonies of the Kore Society, a men's organization associated with agriculture. This mask represents a hyena, an animal seen as a cruel unclean scavenger, gluttonous and dangerous to society. The bulbous forehead suggests incipient knowledge. At this level, initiates are made aware of the quantity of knowledge they lack which they will gain as they rise through the succeeding levels of the society.