A Dan mask
A Dan mask of oval shape with a row of attachment holes around the rim, a beard of cord attached to the chin with bells worked into it. Round eyes with metal rims framed by two arches of eyebrows, a straight nose with two small breathing holes, between the protruding upper lip and a red painted lower lip is a row of aluminium teeth; dark almost black patina with signs of use and age.
Lit.: "The Arts of the Dan in West Africa", Eberhard Fischer und Hans Himmelheber, Katalog Museum Rietberg Zürich, S. 48.
800 - 1.000,- Euro
Height: 24 cm
Weight: 1,7 kg