DAN MASKS 3, Ivory Coast and Liberia

 Dan
Mask 102
40" high
$400 

 

 Dan
Mask 103
16" high
$300 

 

 Dan
Mask 105
18" high
$300 

 

 Dan
Mask 107
10" high
$300 

 Dan
Mask 109
9" high
$200 

 

 Dan
Mask 110
15" high
$250

 

 Dan
Mask 111
20" high
$300 

 

  Dan
Mask 113
14" high
$400 

 Dan
Mask 132
16" high
$300 

 Dan
Mask 134
15" high
$200
 

  Dan
Mask 135
8" high
$150 

 Dan
Mask 136
14" high
$500 

Photographs © Tim Hamill

DAN MASKS, Liberia and Ivory Coast

Despite their appearance these masks show no evidence of age or use and were probably made to be sold.  Mask 136 has been vetted as old, but was cleaned.

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.

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