This beautiful mask was carved in the style of the Dan people of Ivory Coast. The mask features a brilliant face with a vegetable fiber woven coiffure that was decorated with beads and cowrie shells. It measures 14 inches tall, 15 inches including stand, and weighs 4 pound. There is some minor cracking and wear and tear throughout this piece. Please inspect photos.
Beautifully Decorated Dan African Mask 14″ w/ Stand – Ivory Coast
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Wood, pigment, vegetable fiber, cowrie shells and beads
14" mask, 15" including stand
3.5 lbs mask, 4 lbs including stand
Minor cracking, scuffing and general wear and tear.
About the Dan People
The Dan are known for their superb woodwork. Masks are the single most paramount form of artwork created by the Dan, creating a bridge between the supernatural and physical worlds.
Read more about the Dan here.