A Dan bird mask
A Dan bird mask
A Dan bird mask
A Dan bird mask
A Dan bird mask
A Dan bird mask
A Dan bird mask
A Dan bird mask
A Dan bird mask
A Dan bird mask
A Dan bird mask
A Dan bird mask

A Dan bird mask

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Regular price €400,00 *
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A Dan bird mask Liberia/Ivory Coast, an elongated, curved beak beneath an oval, hollowed mask, protruding pierced mouth, a wide perforated nose, pierced tube-like eyes, a sloping forehead, the entire face is outlined with scarification marks, the mask pierced through for attachment; encrusted patina, traces of use and ritual use, incl. stand.

Lit.: Eberhard Fischer and Hans Himmelheber: The Arts of the Dan in West Africa, Museum Rietberg, Zürich, 1984; Eberhard Fischer: Dan Artists: The Sculptors Tame, Si, Tompieme and Sõn- Their Personalities and Work, Zurich, 2014; Lorenz Homberger (Hrsg.): Masken der Wè und Dan Elfenbeinküste. Die Sammlung des Schweizer Malers Charles Hug, Paris 1928-31 mit einem Beitrag zum Maskenwesen der Wè von Hans Himmelhebe, Zürich, 1997.

500 - 600,- Euro

Height: 61 cm
Weight: 1.3 kg (incl. stand)