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Dan mask (N° 22908)

Actor of the social order, the dan mask with an almond face, with well drawn protruding lips is pierced with circular orbits. A thick raffia and textile hairstyle, a beard trimmed with cowries, distinguish this classical African sculpture from Côte d'Ivoire. Abraded patina.
The masks equipped with round orbits (named gunyeya or gunye ge), facilitating vision, are part of the set of Dan masks northern and are used for racing events during the dry season. The zapkei gego ge, a royal mask reserved for exceptional events. The "danglé" said mocker, with squinted eyes, embodying an ideal of beauty, plays an active role between the initiation camp and the village.  

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OriginCollection française
EthnyDan
Countrycôte d'ivoire
Material(s)wood, raphia, textile, cauris
Height cm25
Width16 cm
Weight0.65 Kg
Socle inclusOptional

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