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Captivating Decorated Dan Mask 14″ – Ivory Coast – African Art

$316.00

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This mask was carved in the style of the Dan people of Ivory Coast. The mask was decorated with fabric, raffia, metal and cowrie shells. The face has a beautiful two toned patina. It measures 14 inches tall and weighs 1.5 pounds. There is some cracking and wear and tear throughout – please inspect photos. Stand not included.

Type of Object

Face Mask

Country of Origin

Ivory Coast

Ethnicity

Dan

Material

Wood, pigment, vegetable fiber, fabric, sheet metal, metal bells and cowrie shells

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height (Inches)

14"

Width (Inches)

11"

Depth (Inches)

4”

Weight (Pounds)

1.5 lbs

Overall Condition

Some cracking, scuffing and general wear and tear throughout.

Tribe Information

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.

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