Collector’s item Exceptional little singer mask.
Small decorative mask of the Dan/Yacouba tribe from Ivory Coast.
From a private collection.
This mask presents a strong expression on the face.
The mask represents the spirits from the bushes. Dan masks were given names according to their diversity:
Guego (the head of the mask); Gle or Gleu (the whole character)
GLé embodies the spiritual power that inhabits the forest and who wishes to participate in life in the village.
Richly decorated mask with beads, cowrie shells, leather, mirror glass and linen.
Extremely rare and small mask that deserves a special place in your interior.
Clearly shows signs of use on the patina
- EXEPTIONALLY SMALL THAN IVORY COAST MASK
- Indigenous object name
- LITTLE SINGER MASK
- Ethnic group/ culture
- DAN, YACOUBA
- Region/ country
- Ivory Coast
- wood, beads cowrie shells, glass, fabric, loam
- 2nd half 20th century
- Sold with stand
- 17×14×17 cm
- 220 g