1st half 20th century - Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
|Indigenous object name:||Provenance Gaethan Schoonbroodt|
|Ethnic group/ culture:||Dan Gere|
|Period:||1st half 20th century|
|Condition:||Vintage - used with visible signs of wear|
|Sold with stand:||Yes|
provenance: Gaethan Schoonbroodt, Verviers
The Dan Gere people are more from the South. This mask is representing a creature half man half monkey, it was used exclusively for the members of the secret Poro society.
The Eyes are incrusted with porcelain, real teeth in the mouth, there are some fur remains under the beard from the moveable jaw, red Tokula powder, and an aluminium nail in the middle of the forehead..
Estimated age: End Xixth early XXth's
In 1941 George Harley notes in his papers on the Poro: “The religious significance of the Poro should be emphasized. Not only are the men supposed to meet the ancestral spirits in the sacred grove; but they conduct rites and sacrifices of a type suggesting the worship of high gods. Though these high gods do not form a pantheon as they do among the semi-Bantu of Nigeria, there is evidence that traces of them appear in the secret ritual within the Poro, perhaps visibly as masked figures” (Harley, “Notes on the Poro in Liberia”, Papers of the Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology, Vol. XIX, No. 2, 1941, p. 4).
H= 38cm, on the custom made metal stand included in your package.
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David Norden is a third generation antique dealers, dealing in African Art in Antwerp-Belgium since 1992.
I do not buy directly from Africa, and try to avoid objects made only for decoration. Nearly all the objects I sell are 50 years or older. My objects are coming from private and known collections, small and big auction houses from around the world, from exchanges with other collectors, or from other dealers.
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