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Encrusted Dan Bird Mask 35″ on Base – Ivory Coast – African Art

$476.00

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This mask was carved in the style of the Dan people of Ivory Coast. The mask features a bird-like face with a large beak. There is organic matter encrusting the patina. The mask measures 32.5 inches tall, 35 inches including base,  and weighs 6.5 pounds. There is some cracking, scuffing and wear and tear throughout – please inspect photos.

Type of Object

Face Mask

Country of Origin

Ivory Coast

Ethnicity

Dan

Animal

Material

Wood, pigment, leather and organic matter

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height (Inches)

32.5" mask | 35" including stand

Width (Inches)

9"

Depth (Inches)

11"

Weight (Pounds)

6.5 lbs mask | 12.5 lbs including stand

Overall Condition

Some cracking, scuffing and general wear and tear throughout.

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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.