This mask was carved in the style of the Dan people of Ivory Coast. This zoomorphic mask portrays a bird with round metal overlay on the eyes and an attached fabric costume. It measures 12.5 inches tall and weighs 2 pounds. It is missing the bottom part of the mouth, has scrapes and scuffs and minor imperfections – please inspect photos. Stand not included.
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wood, pigment, fabric, hair, sheet metal, cowrie shells
Missing bottom of mask, scrapes, scuffs – inspect photos
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.