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The Dan populations of west-central Côte d'Ivoire and the forest region of northern Liberia, known as Yacouba, produce masks associated with the initiation ceremonies of young boys. Some of the Dan masks, because of their proximity to the Wé of Liberia (called Kran), in addition to the contribution of the tribes of Guinea, have been marked by the influence of the latter. The functions of their different masks, eleven types according to Fisher (1978), may also have evolved over time. All Dan masks are sacred. They do not represent the bush spirits but are those spirits


Masque Dan Déangle
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A mask with a mouth with luscious lips and stretched eyelids coated with white clay dangle. It is decorated here with a goatee made of vegetable fibers. Dark, satin patina. Remains of sacrificial coating at the top. Lacks on the contours. Abrasions. Height on a base: 41 cm.
For the Danes, or Yacouba, living in western Côte d'Ivoire and Liberia, the force that would animate the world would be manifested in the sculpted masks. This is how she seeks to bring knowledge to man in order to support him, and uses the dream channel beforehand. The spirits then indicate how to name the mask they wish to see made. These masks of different types are endowed with social, spiritual and political functions, often evolving over time.


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Figure Dan L-Me - Ivory Coast
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African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Statue Dan

The female figure, shown seated, presents a spoon with a handle forming an infant's head. These ritual spoons were emblems offered to women in hospital. Heterogeneous patina, grainy, kaolin-encrusted residue, abrasions.
For the Dan of Côte d'Ivoire, also known as Yacouba, two distinct universes oppose each other: that of the village, composed of its inhabitants, its animals, and that of the forest, its vegetation and the animals and spirits that inhabit it. In order for these spirits to be established, a specific area of the forest is designated and still preserved outside the villages dan. Sacrifices are also required in order to communicate through these spirits. Gifts of women, food, festive ceremonies and honorable status once rewarded the dan sculptors to whom this talent was ...

Masque Dan Tankaglé
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The African dan mask face is haloed by a collar lined with textile and cowrie shells on a basketry frame. The dancer wearing this mask is called takanglé.
It is following dreams in which the spirits would manifest themselves that the masks were carved according to precise indications in order to be honored through their appearances. The Dan also carve, always according to the indications of the diviner, miniature masks on the model of the large masks. They are worn as amulets by children. The Dan masks, of varied workmanship, are generally performed during very theatrical entertainment festivals where women play a predominant role. The "mocking" mask called Déanglé defines an ideal of beauty and benevolence because it is sculpted in honor of the young girls of the village ...


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Big spoon Dan Wakémia
African art > Spoons, ladles > Dan Spoon

Usual objects in African art.
Wakémia spoon whose handle, embellished with friezes of cowries, ends in an elegant horn pattern. Grainy, satiny patina.
Height on pedestal: 54 cm.
The tribal art of the dan also produces objects of daily use, including the famous carved wooden spoons, Wakémia, used during festive ceremonies, and granted by the villagers to a particularly generous and hospitable woman. The woman will use it to serve the meal and will joyfully wield it during the "dances of the hospitable woman". For the Dan of the Ivory Coast, also called Yacouba, two very distinct worlds are opposed: that of the village, composed of its inhabitants, its animals, and that of the forest, its vegetation and the animals and spirits that populate it. In order for these ...


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Masque Dan Buglé
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Despite the round eyes encircled with a red cloth, evoking the zapkei masks and the -taround entertainment masks, this bugled mask stands out thanks to the row of horns on the forehead. Sometimes accessorized with a feather headdress, it is here equipped with a beard of vegetable fibers on which are attached bells whose tinkling aroused the ardour of the warriors before hunting or war. (Black African Tribal Art, Bacquart, p.36) Abrasions. Very light residue of kaolin. Crusty agglomerates at the top. Renowned in African art, the Yacouba, also known as Dan, are known for their traditional masks and dances, sacred or secular. Their masks, of varied design, usually occur during highly theatrical entertainment parties where women play a leading role. The so-called Mask, called Deanglé, ...


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Dan Maou Mask
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The chin of this feminine face of African art Dan blends into a long curved bird's beak.

Wrapped with two braided hulls, the face that borrows the features of the mask deanglé exalting beauty, hesitating between two natures, is transformed This kind of composition is recurrent in the African tribal statuary. The North Dan people of Yacouba of Ivory Coast and the Maou of Touba, after borrowing them from the neighboring Mande people, use them in ceremonies. secret male, including the Koma des Maou and the Poro des Dan society.This beak would evoke the turaco, king of the birds.Two-tone brown-beige patina.Red pigments inside the beak.Residus of white kaolin on the eyelids.The masks Dan, of varied bill, usually occur during very theatrical entertainment festivals where women play ...


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Mask Dan Zapkei or Gunye ge
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Ex-collection Belgian African art.
This African mask from Côte d'Ivoire, distinguished by its metal-circled eyes, has a grainy patina resulting from ritual libations. At the contours of the mask, the remains of a hood of canvas, whose knotted ends at the top are adjacent to long nails, consolidated by the same sacrificial coating. A thick raffia beard embellishes the jaws. The parallel grooves engraved around the face recall the dan's traditional scars. This so-called 'race' mask (sharp face, hollowed round eyes, tanned mouth was held against the face using cotton strips attached to the perforations of the contours and knotted behind the head. Tradition has it that its wearer is pursued by an unmasked runner; if he is caught, he must pass the mask to the winner, who in turn will be ...

Dan Maternity Fetish
African art > The fetish, this emblematic object of primitive art > Dan Fetish

Ex-collection of French African art.
Evoking strength, this small female figure of naturalistic conception, presents a body on which the musculature is drawn. Established firmly on large digital feet, it adopts the characteristics of the dan sculpture. The child on her back is coated with crusty residues indicating libations associated with a fertility cult. The necklace accessorized with a cauri also has a magical reach. Dark mate patina.
As gifts of women, food, festive ceremonies and honorable status once rewarded the dan sculptors to whom this talent was granted during a dream. The latter was the means of communication of Du, invisible spiritual power, with men. Statuary, rare, played a prestigious role with its holder. These are mainly effigies of wives, la m , wooden ...


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Dan Wakemia Spoon
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Usual objects in African art.
The tribal art of the Dan also produces objects of daily use, including the famous carved wooden spoons, Wakemia, used in festive ceremonies and granted by the villagers to a particularly generous and hospitable woman. The woman will use it to serve the meal and will joyfully wield it during the "dances of the hospitable woman". As in many cases, this spoon has an anthropomorphic handle, here a male body with curved muscles, established on large digitized feet, and adorned with traditional body scarification. Brown, shiny patina. For the Dan of Ivory Coast, also called Yacouba, two very distinct worlds are opposed: that of the village, composed of its inhabitants, its animals, ...


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Dan Zapkei mask
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This African mask from Ivory Coast is distinguished by its round eyes. It has a granular patina resulting from sacrificial coatings. A small raffia beard adorns the chin, while long mats frame the face. It is characterized in particular by the surprising excrescences pointing on both sides of the nose. Matte patina with orange reflections.
This mask called "running" (pointed face, round hollowed out eyes, rhombic mouth was held against the face with cotton strips attached to the perforations of the contours and tied behind the head. The tradition was that the wearer was chased by an unmasked runner; if he was caught, he had to pass the mask to the winner, who in turn would be chased by another runner. These races were once intended to train men to run and fight. This type of ...


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Mask Dan Déanglé
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African tribal mask with regular features, whose lozenge-like mouth evoking pulpy lips is a constant of dan masks, and whose slit eyes belong to the type deangled . He is adorned here with a hairstyle of thick braided raffia, and rows of cowries on the contours of the chin. The headdress is also curved with a fabric bead. Dark granular patina, locally satin, with golden reflections. For the Dan, or Yacouba, living in the west of the Ivory Coast and in Liberia, the "dü" force that would animate the world would manifest itself in the sculpted masks. It is in this way that she would seek to bring knowledge to man in order to support him, using the channel of dreams beforehand. The spirits would then indicate how to name the mask they wish to see made. These different types of masks ...


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Deangle Dan Dance Mask
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Ex-Belgian African art collection. These African masks of a very pure aesthetic whose concave face projects the features, are always borrowed from a great serenity. This is one of the characteristics of Dan masks.Arched palpebral slits allow the dancer's vision. Flesh yen-green diamond lips protrude. A black patina, particularly satin, has areas thinned by use, honey color. Rhythms punctuated by regular perforations to fix the raffia adornment in front concealed the wearer. The so-called Mask, called Deanglé, defines an ideal of beauty and benevolence because it is carved in honour of the village's young girls or renowned men.


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Dan Tankaglé mask
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A variation of côte d'Ivoire's Deanglé African mask, this sculpted face features a sunken look enhanced by a sculpted wolf coated in kaolin. The mouth is classically protruding. A grainy aggregate remains at the top of a metal hook on either side. A beard extended the chin. Smooth patina slightly satiny. Dan masks, of varied design, usually perform at very theatrical entertainment parties where women play a leading role. The mask called "moqueur" called Deanglé defines an ideal of beauty and benevolence because it is carved in honor of young girls of the village or famous men. Also used in circumcision rites, they appear in the company of and large masks go ge relating to the society go, which exercises justice and maintains peace.
Fly, dan masks also have the distinction of ...


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Mask Dan Zapkei ou Gunye
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African mask from Ivory Coast distinguished by its circular eyes and its sculpted headband underlined by numerous plant fiber braids. The lips are decorated with metal sticks evoking teeth. This so-called "running" mask (pointed face, round hollowed out eyes, diamond-shaped mouth) was held against the face with cotton strips attached to the perforations of the contours and tied behind the head. Traditionally, its wearer was chased by an unmasked runner; if he was caught, he had to pass the mask to the winner, who in turn would be chased by another runner. These races were once intended to train men to run and fight. This type of event is now very often linked to the celebrations announcing the beginning of the dry season and those related to the initiation of young children. Locally ...


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Dan Gagon Mask
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Despite the presence of circular eyes facilitating the race of the Gunyéya , the mouth turning into a curved beak with a hair top allows to identify it as belonging to the category of masks gagon . A resinous agglomerate, mixed with yellow ochre vegetable powder, traps the fibres at the base of the nose. The piece is still equipped with the textile hood to conceal the neck of the wearer. The grainy surface has a satin patina with reddish and locally chipped reflections. Crack.This mask occurs during important festivals in the north of the region dan. Renowned in African art, the Yacouba , also known as Dan , have settled in western Côte d'Ivoire but also in Liberia. They are known for their traditional masks and dances, sacred or profane. The villages were run by a leader elected for ...


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Dan Zapkei Dan Zapkei s " Race Mask
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For the Dan, or Yacuba, living in western Côte d'Ivoire and Liberia, the "d-" force that would animate the world would manifest itself in sculpted masks. This is how she seeks to bring knowledge to man in order to support him, and uses the channel of dreams beforehand. The spirits then indicate how to name the mask they wish to see made. These masks of different types are endowed with functions, social, spiritual and political, often evolving over time. Masks equipped with round orbits (gunye ge), facilitating vision, are part of all the masks of the northern Dan and are used for racing events during the dry season. The zapkei ge , also equipped with circular orbits, are responsible for preventing fires by watching over domestic fires. They are accessorized with hats, braids, textile ...


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Great Dan Tankaglé Mask
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This African dan mask is equipped with an extended hood with a large headdress, consisting of textiles and feathers from a basket frame. Cauris, sheep horns, pearls, bells and raffia line the contours of the face. The dancer wearing this mask is called takanglé. At the top of the forehead points a protrusion punctuating the angular cheekbones and luscious diamond lips, harmonizing this face coated with a matte black patina. This mask can be hung on the wall or placed on a bespoke base.
This is as a result of dreams in which spirits manifested themselves that the masks were sculpted according to precise indications in order to be honored through their apparitions. The Dans also sculpt, according to the soothsayer's indications, miniature masks on the model of large masks. They are ...


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Great Dan Tankaglé Mask
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This African dan mask is equipped with an extended hood of a sumptuous textile and feather adornment on which are attached cauris, sheep horns and raffia. The dancer wearing this mask is called takanglé. A beautifully bulging forehead, protruding cheekbones, stretched eyelids giving a half-closed look considered feminine, the nose delicate, luscious lips. Abraded polychrome patina. Height on a base: 58 cm.
This is as a result of dreams in which spirits manifested themselves that the masks were sculpted according to precise indications in order to be honored through their apparitions. The Dans also sculpt, according to the soothsayer's indications, miniature masks on the model of large masks. They are worn in amulets by children. Dan masks, of varied design, usually occur during ...


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Masque than Déanglé
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Ex-French African art collection.
A hairstyle composed of raffia mats, with tight braiding, accompanies this African Dan mask also lined with metallic bells. The look, enhanced by an aluminum veneer plastered with a dark patina, is pierced with thin horizontal gashes for the dancer's vision. The ajar lips protrude in diamonds. A gap is visible on the nose. Dan masks, of varying size, usually occur during highly theatrical entertainment parties where women play a leading role. The so-called Mask, called Deanglé, defines an ideal of beauty and benevolence because it is carved in honour of the village's young girls or renowned men. Also used during circumcision rites, they appear in the company of s- and goge masks relating to the go society, which exercises justice and ...


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Masque Dan Gunye ge
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Among the variation of the African masks of Côte d'Ivoire, the so-called "mask of race"
For the Dan, or Yacouba, living in western Côte d'Ivoire and Liberia, the Force U-002d-" that would animate the world would manifest itself in carved masks. This is how she seeks to bring knowledge to man in order to support him, and uses the channel of dreams beforehand. The spirits then indicate how to name the mask they wish to see made. These masks of different types are endowed with functions, social, spiritual and political, often evolving over time. Masks equipped with round orbits (gunye ge), facilitating vision, are part of all the masks of the northern Dan and are used for racing events during the dry season. The zapkei ge , also equipped with circular orbits, are responsible for ...


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Dan / Maou Mask
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Thematic of the bird in African art
A nose in the shape of a curved beak extends the lower part of this African mask Dan Maou . Equipped with a beard and braids, this face, which borrows the features of the portrait mask deanglé exalting beauty, hesitating between two natures, turns into a zoomorphic piece. This type of composition is recurrent in African tribal statuary. The Dan people of the north known as Yacouba of Côte d'Ivoire and the Maou de Touba (Maouka), after borrowing them from the people manded neighbouring use them in secret male ceremonies including the Koma Maou and the society of the Poro of Dan. Glossy black patina.
For the Dan of Côte d'Ivoire, a malinked people also called Yacouba, two distinct universes are opposed: that of the village, composed of its ...


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