Art African Mask Dan 978

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller art-masque-afrique ✉️ (833) 100%, Location: furiani, Corse, FR, Ships to: WORLDWIDE, Item: 255479494018 Art African Mask Dan 978. Ref: m-978Height 48 CMProduct Description Dan mask from Ivory Coast. Piece over 50 years old. Supplied on a base. The Dan are a sub-tribe belonging to the Dan-Nguere. They inhabit eastern Liberia, Guinea Conakry and Côte d'Ivoire. The social and spiritual base of the Dan-Nguere is the secret society Poro, which means in the Temmé language "sierra". Dan-Nguere masks are characterized as much by their varieties, as by the fact that the same kind of mask can be used in different areas for different purposes. The female Dan masks are known for the importance they place on the beauty of the face: the oval shape, the slightly prominent forehead, the torn eyes, the thin nose and the half-open mouth. They enhance the finesse of its lines with a brilliant patina introduced into the wood, using vegetable substances. When they dry, they take on a soft color, which with use resembles lacquer. The function of these masks is to settle disagreements and protect the newborns. The Dan generally make replicas of these masks, which they call "ma", for worship and for protection against disease. They remain hidden and serve as proof of belonging to Poro society, becoming almost sacred objects, honoring them with offerings of rice and palm oil, and sacrifices in times of full moon. The face of male Dan masks is more realistic, and sometimes with animal details. He has the vital force, called "du", sent by Zlan the creator to men and animals. The "du's" are numerous, and they tell people in dreams how they want to be represented. Sometimes they want a fetish, or a tree to be planted, but they can also ask for a mask to reside. Then the spirit materializes and is transformed into a "gle", and it can intervene directly in the life of the community. Each "gle" has its function, and presides over the various social events. They are also present in times of danger, or distraction. That's why there is a wide variety of Dan masks.African art, African masksPiece delivered with an invoice and a certificate of authenticity.African art african tribal arte africana afrikanische kunstThe Dan are a sub-tribe belonging to the Dan-Nguere. They inhabit eastern Liberia, Guinea Conakry and Côte d'Ivoire. The social and spiritual base of the Dan-Nguere is the secret society Poro, which means in the Temmé language "sierra". Dan-Nguere masks are characterized as much by their varieties, as by the fact that the same kind of mask can be used in different areas for different purposes. The female Dan masks are known for the importance they place on the beauty of the face: the oval shape, the slightly prominent forehead, the torn eyes, the thin nose and the half-open mouth. They enhance the finesse of its lines with a brilliant patina introduced into the wood, using vegetable substances. When they dry, they take on a soft color, which with use resembles lacquer. The function of thes Origine: Africa, Material: Wood, Type: Mask, Authenticity: Original, Brand: Unbranded

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