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Bird mask – Wood – Dan – Ivory Coast


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Beautiful wooden Ge Gon / bird mask from the DAN people of Ivory Coast. The hornbill plays a central role in the ancient mythology of the DAN. Unlike for the northern DAN groups (Kono, Kpelle, Mano, etc…), who represent this mythical bird with a Ge Gon mask type (with a beak, a black beard, a textile hat with feathers), the DAN-MAU subgroup rather uses this type of long beak (known as “Koma-ba”, without beard) against witchcraft.

Object Bird Mask
Ethnic group: Dan
Country: Ivory Coast
Material: Wood
Estimated period: Second half 20th century
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 32x18x10 cm
Weight: 500 gram
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear