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Horned Dan mask


A horned Dan Mask .

37 cm High.

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This horned Dan Mask from Ivory coast is 37 cm High.
Used during the passage to adulthood, it represents a forest spirit with antilope horns from the Poro society.
Description: Height 37 cm. Made of wood with remains of red fibers that decolored due to UV's, one eye with metal insert, remains of human hairs under the nose and a feather on top between the horns. Two nails on the rim probably to hold a beard that disappeared.
A quite rare model of Dan mask
Estimated age: mid-XXth.
Provenance: Grootjan K. collection Netherland.
Sold with a metal stand.
Tribe::  Liberia/ Ivory Coast, Dan People 

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