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Passport Dan mask

€190.00

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.

Shipping fees
00766

Data sheet

Presumed dating
Mid XXth century
Size
19 x 8 cm
Expert's estimate
350 - 400 €
Ethnic group
Dan
Material(s)
Wood
Country
Ivory Coast
Origin
Tribal art collection France
Condition
Excellent

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