Dan Mask, Ivory Coast
Lot 136
Dan Mask, Ivory Coast or Liberia
US$ 15,000 - 20,000
€11,000 - 14,000
Auction Details
Lot Details
Dan Mask, Ivory Coast or Liberia
height 10 1/4in (26cm)
Wood, iron, remnants of kaolin

Possibly John J. Klejman, New York, 1960s
Private Collection, New York

"An agrarian people occupying areas in northeastern Liberia and western Ivory Coast, the Dan are known for their accomplished music and dancing as well as for the artistry and variety of their masks. The masks with softly modeled features, slit or downcast eyes, and a vertical ridge on the forehead are regarded as feminine masks (Deangle). They represent gentle spirits who collect food from the villagers for boys secluded in initiation camps". (Robbins & Nooter, 2004: p 159)
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