Lot: 15595th Tribal Art Auction
Face mask with dot painting
Côte d'Ivoire, Dan-Yacouba
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wood, kaolin, metal, base This is one of the rare face masks of the Dan, in which a disease, probably smallpox, is depicted. According to Fischer/Himmelheber, however, these masks were not used to cure the sick, but were used to entertain the villagers.