Dan Mask from Côte d'Ivoire with a prestigious origin.
Classic mask with orbits and openwork which usually charcaterize the ‘Ginyégué’ racing masks and the ‘Zapkei’ fire masks.
Please note that this item features a remarkable elaborate headdress made of fibres similar to the ones of ancient warriors. This particular point could indicate the association of the mask with a more important person. This mask could be associated to a royal person, the ‘Go Ge’.
Old patina of use, wear marks inside.
This mask was sold during the dispersal of the collection of Josette and Théo Schulmann by the auction house Cornette de Saint-Cyr of the 11/06/2019.
The catalogue illustrating the sale of the 11/06/2019 will be delivered together with the mask and the stand.
In the catalogue, it is indicated that this mask was acquired in the Philippe Ratton Gallery, on December 30th, 1981, it came from the former René Rasmussen Collection.
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- Mask of rejoicing
- Indigenous object name
- Vente Cornette de Saint-Cyr
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- Côte d'Ivoire
- Early 20th century
- Sold with stand
- 25×18×40 cm
- 0.935 kg