DAN MASKS, Liberia and Ivory Coast

Dan
Mask 15
9.25" high
$400

This mask has been vetted as authentic.

Despite their appearance the masks below show no evidence of age or use and were probably made to be sold.

Dan
Mask 3
24" high
$800

 Dan
Mask 66
10" high
$300

 Dan
Mask 40
16.5" high
$250


 

 Dan
Mask 4
9.5" high
$200

 Dan
Mask 31
9" high
$200

 

  Dan
Mask 34
10" high
$250 
 

Dan
Mask 14
10.25" high
$200

Photographs © Tim Hamill

There are regional variations among the masks of the Dan people who live in the wester

n 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.

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