Metal Plated Dan Mask w Feathers 18″ – Ivory Coast – African Art

$175.00

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This mask was carved in the style of the Dan people of Ivory Coast. The mask is plated in a thin layer of sheet metal with geometric designs. There are also feathers protruding from the top of the head. The mask measures 18 inches tall including feathers, and weighs 1.5 pounds. There is scuffing and general wear and tear throughout – please inspect photos. Stand not included.

Type of Object

Face Mask

Country of Origin

Ivory Coast, Liberia

Ethnicity

Dan

Material

Wood, pigment, vegetable fiber, fabric, sheet metal and feathers

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height (Inches)

18"

Width (Inches)

10"

Depth (Inches)

7.5"

Weight (Pounds)

1.5 lbs

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.

Additional Information

Dan Masks

“Dan masks are characterized by a concave face, a pointed chin, a protruding mouth, an upturned nose, a high-domed forehead, and are often covered in a rich brown patina. Similar masks are found throughout the country, but regional stylistic variations occur. For example, northern face masks tend to have very fine features, a high-domed smooth forehead, eyes set in the middle of the face and a very smooth brown patina obtained by immersing the masks in a pool of mud. Southern masks, on the other hand, have protruding features and a rougher patina obtained by applying vegetal pigments.”