DAN MASK 103, Ivory Coast and Liberia


Photographs © Tim Hamill 

DAN
Mask 103
16" high
$300 

This mask shows no evidence of age or use and was probably made to be sold.

There are regional variations among the masks of the Dan people who live in the western part of Ivory Coast and eastern Liberia but they are generally characterized by a concave face, a pointed chin, a protruding mouth, an upturned nose and a high-domed forehead.

Now used principally in performance for tourists, the various masks had traditional functions ranging from entertainment to initiation to social control.

We recommend an excellent chapter on the masks of the Dan people, including the various styles and their functions, in The Tribal Arts of Africa by Jean-Baptiste Bacquart.

 

RETURN TO DAN MASKS PAGE 3

GO TO DAN ART PAGE

GO TO MASKS OF THE DAN EXHIBITION PAGE

GO TO DAN MASKS PAGE

GO TO DAN GAGON MASKS PAGE

GO TO DAN MAOU MASKS PAGE

GO TO WE / WOBE MASKS PAGE

GO TO WE / GUERE MASKS PAGE

GO TO DAN METAL MASKS PAGE

GO TO DAN MASKS AND HEADDRESSES PAGE

GO TO AFRICAN MASKS PAGE

GO TO NEW ADDITIONS PAGE

HOMEPAGE

 Index by
TRIBE

 Index by
OBJECT

CONTACT US