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The masks equipped with round orbits (named gunyeya or gunye ge), facilitating vision, are part of the set of Dan masks north and are used for racing events during the dry season.
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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.
Dark satin patina, abrasions.
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