A Dan Yacouba mask, from the region Biankouma, Ivory Coast, of hollowed oval form, a pointed chin, a protruding mouth with full lips, a row of aluminum teeth which overlap the lower lip, a short wide nose, narrow slit eyes, arched eyebrows, bulging cheeks, the mask pierced through for attachment; brown patina, traces of age and ritual use, incl. stand. Provenance Mohamed Belo Garba, Korhogo, Ivory Coast.
Lit.: Eberhard Fischer and Hans Himmelheber: The Arts of the Dan in West Africa, Museum Rietberg, Zürich, 1984; Eberhard Fischer: Dan Artists: The Sculptors Tame, Si, Tompieme and Sõn- Their Personalities and Work, Zurich, 2014.
600 – 700,- Euro
Height: 25 cm
Weight: 900 g (incl. stand)