This large African mask of the Dan type named Déanglé, or Tankaglé, is cut according to the criteria of use, concave face, slanted eyes, prominent cheekbones and prominent mouth. Rows of cowries form a crown embellished with ribbons. Smooth satin patina, abrasions.
In the west of Côte d'Ivoire, the Dan masks, of various styles, generally occur during very theatrical entertainment festivals where women play a preponderant role. The so-called "mocking" mask called Déanglé defines an ideal of beauty and benevolence because it is sculpted in honor of the young girls of the village or famous men. Also used during circumcision rites, they appear in the company of the gle sö singing masks and the large go ge masks relating to the go society, who administers justice and maintains peace.  


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OriginCollection Jauregui
Countrycôte d'ivoire
Material(s)wood, cauris, textile, raphia
Height cm30
Width30 cm
Weight1.30 Kg
Socle inclusOptional

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