Thick braided raffia mats here realistically frame a face with fine, protruding features. Semi-matte black patina. Abrasions.
The Dan masks, of various styles, generally occur during very theatrical entertainment festivals where women play a leading 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 renowned men. Each mask had a name linked to its function. 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 exercises justice and maintains social stability.  

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OriginCollection Mercier
EthnyDan
Countrycôte d'ivoire
Material(s)wood
Height cm25
Width24 cm
Weight0.40 Kg
Estimated datingcirca 1960
Socle inclusOptional

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