Passport Dan mask
This little African mask is actually a replica of a lineage mask and was worn by those who traveled.
Passport masks of this type allowed travelers to be protected by ancestors while traveling. The soothsayer consulted before the start of the trip prescribed or not the realization of this type of mask. They could also serve as witnesses during rites of passage.
These masks were worn not on the face but on the arm or in the hand.
Here, a long bifid beak projects downwards.
Visibly very old patina and wood.
- Presumed dating
- Mid XXth century
- 19 x 8 cm
- Expert's estimate
- 350 - 400 €
- Ethnic group
- Ivory Coast
- Tribal art collection France
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