This is a finely carved and very distinct African Dan Bete Mask Of Ivory Coast probably from late 19th century to early 20th century. The solid wood mask has a natural color pigments
and skilfully carved by an expert artisan. During ceremonies the mask is worn and and secured to the face in several ways, with a band or string put through holes on each side of the mask, held on by a wig, or secured by a scarf. This unique mask is in good condition though the paint show signs of wear due to age and use, small chip on the upper left side of it's lip. A very collectable mask to be displayed with a stand or as a wall decor. Measures 12inches in height and 9inches in width and 5inches in depth approximately.
The Dan people, hunters and farmers also from an area around the Ivory Coast, are known for their finely carved wooden masks in the shape of human faces.The Dan people believe in two realms: the human world and the spirit . Within Dan culture, the masks are inhabited or powered by supernatural spirit forces called gle, and they are sacred objects used for protection and communication with the spirit world. Nowadays Dan Bete masks are worn for a variety of ceremonies, including entertainment dances.
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I have a high regard for my collection as i scourge them out on my own with an eagle eye. Collecting antiques and vintage items especially Chinese and oriental antiques and vintage items has been my passion for most of my life, However there is always a subjective element with antiques and sometimes i may get it wrong, that is why I always try to learn everyday about them.
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