DAN MASKS with HEADDRESSES, Liberia and Ivory Coast

This mask has been vetted as authentic and is a good example of Dan workmanship from the mid 20th century.


 

DAN
Mask 137
19" high
$2000


Despite their appearance, the masks below were probably made to be sold.


 

DAN
Mask 138
14" high
$600

DAN
Mask 139
17" high
$600


DAN
Mask 140
16" high
$600 

DAN
Mask 167
25" high
$800

DAN
Mask 168
21" high
$600


 

DAN
Mask 173
20" high
$900

DAN
Mask 170
15" high
$600

DAN
Mask 177
26" high
$500


DAN
Mask 174
13" high
$800

DAN
Mask 175
15" high
$1000


 

DAN
Mask 178
16" high
$500

DAN
Mask 179
17" high
$500

DAN
Mask 182
10" high
$400


 

DAN
Mask 181
19" high
$500

DAN
Mask 183
17" high
$500

 

DAN
Mask 184
22" high
$500

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

DAN, MASKS WITH HEADDRESSES, 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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