Height: 14 cm; 5.5 inches.
Provenance: former gallery in Brussels. Information shall be provided to the buyer, upon request.
Lot Essay and Expertise of the Gaunt Tribal Art Gallery, United Kingdom, ref SQ2334987.
Dating: The 1940s.
Wooden mask with a high bulging forehead, the eyes are formed by little pierced holes, a large and pointy nose occupies the centre. The mouth has lips that are pouting forward. A beard made of knotted raffia is tied on the sides of the chin.
The Dan are farmers who live in the hinterland of Ivory Coast and Liberia. They have many masked figures representing bush spirits, and which present a variety of social, political and religious functions. This mask is of the Gunye Ge (racing mask) and the Zakpei Ge (fire mask) type, both are used by the Dan of the north. The Gunye Ge organises weekly racing competitions during the dry season. Originally, these contests were meant to test the prowess of young warriors. The Zakpei Ge also appear at this period of the year, to inspect the cooking fires and to prevent from conflagration risks. They punish carefree women with a whip, overturn pans and pick up objects as fine guarantee.
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Tags: mask, figurine, sculpture, figure, statuette, wood, art, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, USA, Dogon, contemporary, first, primitive, tribal, African, antiquity, artwork, gallery, Picasso, Giacometti, art gallery, African art, cubism.
- Primeira metade do século XX
- Região / País
- Costa do Marfim
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