Tribal art > African mask > Dan mask
Dan mask (N° 14486)
Deangled mask whose curved, elegant reliefs characterize the Dan sculpture. Black glossy patina. Misses on the contours.
Watch the video
Height on base : 37 cm.
It is following dreams in which the spirits would manifest themselves that the masks were sculpted according to precise indications, in order to be honored through their appearances.
The Dan masks, of varied workmanship, are generally performed during very theatrical entertainment festivals where women play a predominant role. The "mocking" mask called Déanglé defines an ideal of beauty and benevolence because it is sculpted in honor of the young girls of the village or of renowned men. Each mask had a name linked to its function. Also used during circumcision rites, they appear in the company of singing masks gle sö and large masks go ge relating to the go society, which exercises justice and maintains social stability.
This item is sold with its certificate of authenticity
Estimated shipping cost
|Material(s)||wood, plant fibre|
You could also be interested by these items