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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.


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 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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Mask Dan Zapkei or Gunye ge
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Among the most emblematic African masks, this type of mask stood out among the eleven types of dan masks (Fisher and Himmelheber) thanks to its circularly hollowed-out eyes to allow for better vision. These masks, named gunye ge 'race masks', oval-faced, slightly concave centre, were produced by the northern Dan and intended to participate in the race events. The zapkei intervene to prevent the spread of domestic fires during dry seasons. Armed with a wand, they threaten unwary women and confiscate an object as a fine. Some of these masks, the go ge, with a particularly sophisticated braided headdress, were only exceptionally used.

restal satinpatine. Many erosions.
Magic Body of Dan Farmers of Northwestern Côte d'Ivoire known as Yacouba, he also sometimes meets as a ...


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Dan Mask /Guéré
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One of the variations of African masks dan here is a concave area between the forehead and eyes, half-closed stretched eyelids, and a diamond mouth revealing high incised teeth. Its particularity consists of tubular growths on the cheekbones evoking krou masks, as well as a beard composed of white pearl necklaces and bells sewn on a fringed cloth. The crusty matte patina has polychrome highlights. It was as a result of dreams in which the spirits manifested themselves that the masks were carved according to precise indications so that they could be honored through their appearances. The Dan also sculpt, always according to the instructions of the soothsayer, miniature masks on the model of large masks. They are worn in amulets by children. Dan ...


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Masque Dan Gunye gei
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This tribal mask from Côte d'Ivoire is a racing mask with carefully curved naturalistic volumes, with hollowed-out round eyes. It was held against the face using cotton strips attached to the perforations of the contours and knotted behind the head. Satin black brown patina, erosion nombeuss, damaged contours.
The tradition was for his wearer to be chased by an unmasked runner; if he was caught, he had to pass the mask to the winner, who in turn was being chased by another rider. These races were once designed to train men in running and fighting. This type of event is now very often linked to the holidays announcing the beginning of the dry season and those related to the initiation of young children. Smooth, satin patina.
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Statue Dan L-Me - Ivory Coast
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Double shells cap this female figure of Dan as a wife. The face is reminiscent of the Dans' masks. A concentrated attitude, her arms curiously folded, she is camped legs apart. Tribal scarifications are finely rendered by patterns in braces. Very beautiful satin patina dotted with kaolin residue. Lack on the end of the foot.
See 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 human beings. These are not incarnations of spirits or effigies of ancestors, but prestigious figures representing living ...


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Spoon Dan anthropomorphic
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Ex-collection French tribal art.
The usual objects in African art. A figurative sculpture whose anthropomorphic handle depicts a female naked body in a dynamic attitude evoking a dance movement. It relies on legs with vigorous muscles, spread and semi-flexed, carried by digitized feet. Traditional scarifications are written in the ears. The column bust has an umbilical ledge. Grainy, sainy skate. Slight cracks around the edge of the spoon.
The tribal art of the dan also produces objects for everyday use, including the famous carved wooden spoons, Wakémia , 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 gladly brandish it at the Hospital Woman's ". For the Dan of Côte ...


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Mask Dan Zapkei or Gunye gei
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This African Dan mask is a mask called "of course" (sharp face, round eyes hollowed out, mouth drawn) of a soft symmetry. It 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 be pursued by an unmasked runner; If he is caught, he must pass the mask to the winner, who in turn will be pursued by another rider. These races were once intended to train men in running and fighting. This type of event is now very often linked to the holidays announcing the beginning of the dry season and those related to the initiation of young children. This copy may have had another use because the eyes were originally incised horizontally. The metal strap, correcting the shape of the look, transformed a ...

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 Déanglé
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Accessorized with a thick hairstyle made of raffia mats, fixed under a canvas pad, embellished with cauris forming embossed motifs, this mask of Côte d'Ivoire Dan features lips ajar in diamond. The smooth, dark brown patina has abrasions that reveal lighter wood. 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 the gle s and the large go ge masks relating to the go society, which exercises justice and maintains peace. In general, dan masks also have the peculiarity of being not representations of ...


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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 or Gunye gei
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This ivory coast tribal mask is a racing mask (sharp face, hollowed out round eyes, mouth, it was held against the face using cotton strips attached to the perforations of the contours and knotted behind the head. An impasto mixed with nestling down, resulting from ritual anointings, concentrates at the top. One eye no longer has its metal strap. Satin-black brown patina.
The tradition was for its wearer to be pursued by an unmasked runner; if he was caught, he had to pass the mask to the winner, who in turn was being chased by another runner. These races were once intended to train men in running and fighting. This type of event is now very often linked to the holidays announcing the beginning of the dry season and those related to the initiation of young children. Smooth, sained ...


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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 Maternity Fetish
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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 human beings. These are not incarnations of ...


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Dan / Krou loom pulley
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Everyday aesthetics for African art in Côte d'Ivoire.
In Côte d'Ivoire, the most ordinary objects had to meet aesthetic criteria. Furniture, ornaments, utensils, fabrics, are pretext for a refined artistic expression on the part of sculptors. For the Dan of Côte d'Ivoire, also called Yacouba, two distinct universes 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. For these spirits to establish themselves, a specific area of the forest is designated and still preserved outside the dan villages. Sacrifices are also required in order to communicate through these spirits.
The cotton weaving technique has spread to West Africa thanks to the displacements of the Dioulas. ...


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Maternity Dan Lemei
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Gifts of women, food, festive ceremonies and honorable status once rewarded sculptors to whom this talent was bestowed 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, lm , wooden human beings. These are not incarnations of spirits or effigies of ancestors, but prestigious figures representing living people, often commissioned by the chiefs, whose statues will bear the names. They are placed in miniature boxes built for this purpose. This maternity figure is depicted with her child on the back. It features a small loincloth and fine coloured pearl necklaces, and a headdress made up of braided ...


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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 ...


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Dan Maternity Figure
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This work collected in Guinea Conakry presents a young woman carrying her child on the back. The braided hair gathered in three thick back-to-back shells, the rings to the ears, the body scarifications, the mouth to the protruding lips, are among the aesthetic constants of the statuary of the Dan of Côte d'Ivoire and those established in Nimba County in Liberia, adjacent to the Guinean border. The character is established frontally, legs spread on massive feet, his nudity is asked by a red textile sex cover. Ritual ingredients with a protective vocation form a cluster between the breasts, around a central cauri. Clay residues also remain clumped in crust around the child's figure.
Dark mate patina, abraded, misses on one foot.
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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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Dan Fetish
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This naturalistic male figure, reduced, presents a stocky body on which the musculature is drawn. The character is carried by large digitized feet in the extension of the extended arms. The oblong face, projecting forward, is endowed with a deep-seated look on which remain tiny residues of kaolin. The top of the head is encrusted with a grainy mass trapping a cauri, probably as a result of ritual libations. Magic-targeted nails were inserted on either side of the bust. Patterns of curds are drawn on the chest of the subject.
Gifts of women, food, festive ceremonies and honorable status once rewarded sculptors to whom this talent was bestowed during a dream. The latter was the means of communication of Du , an invisible spiritual power, with men. The rare statuary played a ...


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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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