David A. Cassera

Bird Mask (Ge Gon)

Dan

Ivory Coast/Liberia

height 17 in

DESCRIPTION

A wonderful example of a Dan Ge Gon Bird, this Mask portrays a dangerous immaterial forest spirit translated into the form of human face mask. Worn by a male performer who experiences a dream sent by the mask spirit that allows him to dance it.

From a private Washington DC collection, Ex Arte Prmitivo NY, Ex Sothebys Parke-Bernet Gallery, NY.

CONDITION

intact

Provenance

Private Washington DC Collection

DATE

1900

Dimensions

height 17 in

PRICE

USD $

4500

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