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Dan mask Ivory Coast/Liberia Wood, kaolin, plant...

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Dan mask Ivory Coast/Liberia Wood, kaolin, plant fibers and hair H. 23 cm Dan mask, Ivory Coast/Liberia H. 9 in With its profound interiority, perfect balance and harmonious proportions, this mask is a fine example of Dan art. The delicacy of its features lends it a majestic presence, enhanced by its beautiful patina and its headdress crafted from plant fibers. Framed in an almost perfect oval, the face features almond-shaped eyes pierced by a fine slit. The mouth, with its full lips, is slightly ajar. It is topped by a small, straight nose. The broad, rounded forehead is topped by a hairstyle of fine braids that fall down the cheeks.

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