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One of the oldest masks belonging to the Dan people in our catalog, it is called Gunye Ge and it’s worn during a ritual/race.

His bearer is chased by an unmasked runner and, if caught, the unmasked runner wears the mask and is followed in turn.

Historically this ritual was used to gain social recognition in the tribe.


Ancient mask Dan, 1935

  • Details

    Dating with IR spectroscopy on the wooden material: 1935 +/- 6

     Dimensions: H: 28 cm L: 15 cm W: 9 cm

     Weight: 276 gr

     Material / technique: wooden sculpture with patina

  • Ancient mask Dan, 1935

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