DAN MASKS with HEADDRESSES ARCHIVES, Liberia and Ivory Coast

In spite of their appearance, we believe these masks were carved for the collecting market.

The masks below have been sold and are left here for research and educational purposes.

For UNSOLD Dan masks with headdresses  GO TO DAN MASKS AND HEADDRESSES PAGE

 

DAN
Mask 169
15" high
SOLD

 

DAN
Mask 172
28" high
SOLD

DAN
Mask 171
23" high
SOLD


DAN
Mask 176
11.5" high
SOLD

DAN
Mask 180
18" high
SOLD

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

DAN, MASKS WITH HEADDRESSES ARCHIVES, Liberia and Ivory Coast

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, Dan 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.


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