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Dan Mask (N° 25431)

African mask equipped with its voluminous headdress assembled from a basketry structure. The face is lined with cowrie shells and bells sewn onto textile pads. Satin patina.
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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Countrycôte d'ivoire
Material(s)wood, textile, plant fibre, metal, cauris
Height cm38
Depth38 cm
Width27 cm
Weight1.65 Kg
Socle inclusOptional

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