Dan, Mask

Dan, Mask

Dan also named Ge Gon mask, ritual amalgam monkey hair wood, iron
Date
late XIXth early XXth
Size
height 27 cm (without the monkey hair)
Collection
Tribal Art
Condition
good state
Inventory number
210
 

Anthropozoomorphic mask Dan Diomandé, Ivory Coast / Liberia.

Face with a large nose / muzzle ending in a half-open mouth showing metal teeth, completed by large monkey hair. Round pierced eyes surrounded by sacrificial material. Beautiful ovalization of the face comprising on each side from top to bottom three important incisions, on the top of the mask some ritual remains. Beautiful size of the back, black shiny patina of use.

Provenance :

  • Old Paolo Morigi collection, label Morigi Lugano N° 552.

 

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