EXEPTIONALLY SMALL THAN IVORY COAST MASK - wood, beads cowrie shells, glass, fabric, loam - LITTLE SINGER MASK - DAN, YACOUBA - Ivory Coast

Description
EXEPTIONALLY SMALL THAN IVORY COAST MASK - wood, beads cowrie shells, glass, fabric, loam - LITTLE SINGER MASK - DAN, YACOUBA - Ivory Coast
2nd half 20th century - Fair

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

Lot details
Object
EXEPTIONALLY SMALL THAN IVORY COAST MASK
Indigenous object name
LITTLE SINGER MASK
Ethnic group/ culture
DAN, YACOUBA
Region/ country
Ivory Coast
Material
wood, beads cowrie shells, glass, fabric, loam
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Fair
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
17×14×17 cm
Weight
220 g
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