Dan miniature mask
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- Country of origin: Ivory Coast
- Size: 16 cm H x 9 cm W
- Materials: wood, pigments
- Authentic african art
Very nice little passport mask, with some wear and tear.
The Dan of the Ivory Coast called these little masks nyonkula or ‘substitute for the ancestors’. They used these beautiful masks to secure the consent and support of the supernatural world through their ancestors.
3rd Quarter 20th century
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