The Dan Deangle mask represents a female forest spirit that served as a mediator during initiation rites in the boys bush school camps. Known as a jokester, the masked dancer functioned as a vehicle for the spirit responsible for food and protection of the initiates between the camp and the village.
Origin: Ivory Coast
Time Period: Early 20th c
Provenance: Ex: Antonio Casanovas, Madrid, Ex: Fily Keita, Los Angeles, CA
Materials: Wood and pigment with custom stand
Dimensions: 7 1/2 in. high x 4 1/4 in. wide
Condition: Appears in fine condition
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