A Dan/Kran monkey (chimpanzee or guenon) mask


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Category: SKU: FSB09731


A Dan/Kran monkey (chimpanzee or guenon) mask, Liberia/Ivory Coast, of hollow oval form, a large protruding snout with six teeth, a powerful, broad nose, deep-set, eyes in form of small circular holes, protruding, rounded cheeks, a bulging forehead, a nail above the forehead for fetish material; pierced through at the rim for attachment; blackend sacrification patina, traces of age, ritual use, and cracks, incl. stand.

Lit.: Masken der We und Dan – Elfenbeinküste, Hans Himmelheber, Museum Rietberg, Zürich, 1997; Eberhard Fischer/Hans Himmelheber: The Arts of the Dan in West Africa, Museum Rietberg, 1984.

500 – 600,- Euro

Height: 26 cm
Weight: 1,4 kg

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Weight 1.4 kg