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Dan Gagon Mask


Dan Gagon Mask from Liberia.

Sold By: For African Art Gallery

Product Description

Item: #4011

Tribe: Dan

Country: Liberia

Material: Wood.

Size: 18″ (45.7 cm) Tall

Condition: Good

Notes: Stand not included.

This variant of the Gagon masks of northern Dan, with its bird’s head, long, curved beak, triangular nose, close-set eyes and worn patina, belongs to a genre of powerful Dan masks whose purpose was as much to entertain as was ritual. The actual use and context are unclear since almost every Dan social function, from fire-watching, adjudicators, warriors, debt collectors, social delinquents and warriors, and even spying. had its own mask. Often inherited through lineages, masks like these were kept on altars and recharged with offertory substances.

Additional Information

Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 24 x 12 x 12 in