Zakpai masker - Dan - Ivoorkust

Zakpai masker - Dan - Ivoorkust
1e helft 20e eeuw - Vintage - gebruikt met zichtbare tekenen van slijtage

Zakpai Racing Mask - DAN - Ivory Coast
Provenance: private collection, France.
Dimensions: 23 x 14 cm.
Materials: wood, rope, cowry shells.
Certificate of authenticity: included.

African Dan masks present quite constant features, but these can vary depending on the regions. We can however constantly observe a quite flat face with a bulging forehead, half-closed, gaping or wide-open circular eyes, as we can note on this so-called Zakpei or Zakpai fire mask, and a little protruding mouth.
In this case, the imposing hairdo which accompanies the dancer still remains and is ornamented with cowry shells.
It is composed of non-raffia cord, which attests its authenticity. A band of white pigment envelops the eyes, in order to highlight the mask’s circumspect gaze. Wonderful ancient internal patina.

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Tags: mask, figurine, sculpture, figure, statuette, wood, art, contemporary, first, primitive, tribal, African, antiquity, masterpiece, gallery, Picasso, Giacometti, Africa, African art.

Zakpai masker
Regio / land
1e helft 20e eeuw
Vintage - gebruikt met zichtbare tekenen van slijtage
Verkocht met standaard
23×14×0 cm
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