This zoomorphic mask was carved in the style of the Dan people of Ivory Coast/Liberia. The mask showcases a bird-like face with an extremely long beak. It measures 25 inches tall, 29 inches on the custom stand, and weighs 2.5 pounds. The tip of the right horn is chipped and there is some wood deterioration on the front side of the beak. Wear and tear throughout. Please inspect photos carefully.
Long-Beak Dan Mask 25″ on Stand – Ivory Coast – African Art
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Ivory Coast, Liberia
25" mask, 29" on stand
2.5 lbs mask, 6.5 lbs on stand
Chip on horns. Wood damage on beak. Wear and tear throughout.
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.