This wooden mask is made by the Dan-Kran in Ivory Coast. It has very pronounced features, like the long, straight nose and the broad forehead protruding from the mask. Next to the nose are small circular holes for the eyes and beneath the nose is a thin rectangular chin. On top of the mask are five horns. In Dan society, the masks are used during dance performances in which the man wearing the mask, experiences a dream sent by the mask spirit. The masks are thus spiritually charged.
Dated to the Interbellum
Origin: Ivory Coast
Dimensions approx: approx 43x17x14 cm
This item comes with a signed and stamped certificate confirming its authenticity. All our lots are appraised and checked by Jos Humblet. Mr. Humblet (Â°1954, Brussels) graduated in 1978 as Master of Art at St. Lukas in Brussels. From 1978 until 1993 he worked at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Brussels, where he specialised in formal analysis of works of art. Mr. Humblet started collecting tribal art in 1980 and became a dealer in 1995, specialising in art from Kongo, Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad.
Tribal art, African Art, Ethnographic Art.