Lot: 155

95e Vente aux enchères Tribal Art

Masque facial avec peinture à pois

Côte d'Ivoire, Dan-Yacouba

Provenance Taille Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation
H: 22,5 cm 2500 EUR
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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.


Fischer, Eberhard & Hans Himmelheber, Die Kunst der Dan, Zürich 1976, p. 118