Equipped with round orbits to facilitate vision, called gunyeya or gunye ge, the African Dan mask offers an almond-shaped face with protruding diamond-shaped lips, pupils rimmed with metal, a braided hairstyle and a goatee made of plant fibers. Satin black patina.
Height on base: 38 cm.
The gunyeya masks or gunye ge are part of the set of masks of the northern Dan and are used for racing events during the season dried. The zapkei ge go ge, a royal mask reserved for exceptional events. The so-called "disangled" mockingly, with narrowed eyes, embodying an ideal of beauty, plays an active role between the initiation camp and the village. ref. : "Art of Sub-Saharan Africa" C. Mullen Kreamer; “The Tribal Art of Black Africa” J.B. Bacquart.  

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OriginCollection Mercier
Countrycôte d'ivoire
Material(s)wood, metal, plant fibre
Height cm24
Width15 cm
Weight0.80 Kg
Socle includedYes

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