SACRED DAN mid-century or earlier. Bird- like anthropomorphic face mask.
7 3/4" x 5" x 3 1/2. Very smooth shiny front and beautiful smooth finished back. Good aged petrified hardwood - bottom of beak has an abrasion damage (SEE IMAGES). Mask is old and used - not meant for sale or made for sale. SEE the care taken with extreme smoothing and thinly hollowing the reverse by deliberate carving.
This is indicative and important in determining if the mask was used by a wearer or not - this one was. Certainly an unusual example of Dan culture.DAN (DAN-GIOH, GIO, GIOH, GYO, YACOUBA, YACUBA , YAKUBA). Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, Guinea. Fully insured securely packed mailing to U.
The item "African DAN Collectable Old Tribal BIRD BEAK Authentic Art Rare History Mask" is in sale since Sunday, September 6, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\African\Masks".
The seller is "notnow00" and is located in Chicago, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.