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The Dan populations of west-central Côte d'Ivoire and the forest region of northern Liberia, Yacouba, produce masks associated with initiation ceremonies for young boys. Some of the masks of the Dan, by their neighborhood with the Wé of Liberia (named Kran), besides the contribution of the tribes of Guinea, were marked by the influence of these last ones. The functions of their different masks, eleven types according to Fisher (1978), can also evolve over time.


Mask Dan Déanglé
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A careful tight braiding, made of vegetal fibers, forms the headdress of this African Dan mask. Thin notches allow the vision of the dancer, and a diamond-shaped mouth forms one of the distinctive elements of this Dan mask. Dark glossy patina.
Dan masks, of various designs, are usually performed at highly theatrical entertainment parties where women play a prominent 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 famous men. Also used during the rites of circumcision, they appear in company of the singing masks gle sö and the large masks go ge related to the society go, which exercises justice and maintains peace. Generally speaking, the dan masks also have ...


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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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Masque Dan Tankaglé
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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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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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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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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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Male statue Dan Ivory Coast
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The hairstyle of this African tribal statue of the Dan is divided into shells highlighted with mats. This sculpture adopts an oval face with a prognathic mouth overlooking a massive high neck. A concentrated attitude for this effigy with protruding muscles, camped legs apart, arms spread out of the body, ready to welcome offerings. Gifts from women, food, festive ceremonies and honorable status once rewarded sculptors who were bestowed upon this talent during a dream. The latter was the means of communication of Du , an invisible spiritual power, with men. The rare statuary played a prestigious role with its holder. These are mainly effigies of wives, , wooden human beings. These are not incarnations of spirits or effigies of ancestors, but prestigious figures representing living ...

Go Gé Dan Mask
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The large braided hairstyle topped this mask allows to attribute it to the type of masks go ge . Renowned in African art, the Yacouba , also known as Dan , are known for their traditional masks and dances, sacred or profane. Royal masks, the goge, used only on special occasions, are adorned with an imposing hairstyle braided with vegetable fibers, sometimes enhanced with cauris, and in which talismans were mixed. On this copy the lower lip is enhanced with red textile. Smooth black brown skate.
In society, mask wearers are high members of the social hierarchy. Masks are involved in the dispute resolution process when the village chief has failed to resolve a problem. In general, dan masks also have the peculiarity of being not representations of bush spirits but of being in fact the ...


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Masque Dan
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Accessorized with a carefully braided raffia hairstyle, this Dan Ivory Coast mask features a large mouth forming a protruding diamond, a metal-enturned look, cheekbones. The surface is irregular, dark brown, very slightly abraded.
The 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. In general, dan masks also have the particularity of being not representations of spirits of the bush but in fact being ...


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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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Masque Dan Déangle
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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 have social, spiritual and political functions, often evolving over time. Mask with regular features, whose losangic mouth evoking luscious lips forms a constant of masks dan, and whose split eyes belong to the type deanglé . Here it is decorated with a thick trimming of braided raffia, and rows of cauris arranged in decorative motif in the center of the skull. A bulge of curved fabric also the headdress. Dark, sained ...


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Mask Dan/ Maou / Gagon
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Theme of the bird in African art
A beak-shaped, curved nose, evoking the calao, extends the lower part of this African mask Dan Maou . Equipped with a beard alternating with black and blond hairs, this face that 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 populations Dan of the north known as Yacouba of Côte d'Ivoire and the Maou de Touba (Maouka), after borrowing them from the mandé neighbouring people, use them in secret male ceremonies including the Koma Maou and Poro des Dan society. The top of the head has crusty residues of ritual libations. Traces of controlled xylophageal attacks. For the Dan of Côte d'Ivoire, a people ...


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Figure Dan L-Me - Ivory Coast
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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 ...


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Masque Buglé Dan
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African art and diversity of masks Dan
African anthropo-zoomorphic mask whose appearance evokes the elephant, his sculpture consists of a tiered frontal space whose platform is equipped with a metal hook. Deep losangic incisions form an upper frieze. An ridge vertically separates the lower area, a common attribute to the dangled masks in connection with the ethnic keloid. The originality of the mask consists of two semi-discs in relief composing the cheeks on either side of a tubular mouth. This shape ends in a circular, gaping mouth, lined with teeth blanched with kaolin. Elements join the room, such as a leather band nailed around the "trompe", and a grey cotton fabric adornment attached to the contours. The surface of this Dan Bugle mask, or Kagle, is grainy, kaolin residues are ...


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