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Mask – Wood – Ge Gon – 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. Beautifull aged patina on the mask. The mask is in good condition with traces of tribal use.

Object Bird Mask
Ethnic group: Dan
Country: Ivory Coast
Material: Wood
Estimated period: Second half 20th century
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 38x24x14 cm
Weight: 900 gram
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear


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