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Dan Mask (N° 25737)

African mask Dan covered in red velvet. It was following dreams in which the spirits manifested that these masks were sculpted according to precise instructions. Height on base: 40 cm.
The beard is missing.
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 française
Countrycôte d'ivoire
Material(s)wood, metal, textile, peau animale
Height cm27
Width14 cm
Weight0.93 Kg
Socle includedYes

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