2nd half of 20th century - Good condition
African Kran mask in wood. The mask has a long curved beak-nose.
This small mask continues the motif of birds and bird beaks in Dan art, although it's features are unique. It is a cross between man and bird, with human nose and eyes, but a ridged beak instead of lips and tongue. Adorned with an attractive, dark patina.
The Dan people, who live in Liberia and the Ivory Coast, are governed largely by secret societies. The Leopard Society acts as a major regulator of Dan life, and initiates young men. Famous for their masks, the Dan believe that spirits, known as "Du," live in the forests and manifest themselves to humans in masks and masquerades, instructing and sustaining the Dan in life. Thus masks are used as agents of social control, and are said to represent the spirits of bush called to establish order and are intended to exert a certain social control and chase away evil forces.
It is in good condition, but with some wear , look good on the picture.
It has a beautiful brown patina.
Approx height: 32 cm .
Lot is sold without the stand.
請註意：此頁面的部分內容為系統自動翻譯。frais de transports très élevés par rapport à un transporteur " bas de gamme" ( GLS )
le colis n'a pu m'être livré
j'ai du aller au dépot pour retirer le colis ( 40 kms + autotroute )請註意：此頁面的部分內容為系統自動翻譯。Dear Mr. Michel Bernard, I send the parcel to the address you gave to Catawiki and always take care of high quality parcels and transport.
If you had given me some time I would have solved the problem for you, but you decided yourself to pick it up 40 km's from your home. We would never ask you to do that, I'm sure GLS would have tried again. If you would have had just a little more patience the parcel would have been delivered at your door.
It is sad you give me negative feedback for a mistake of the parcel service that I could have solved for you.
But I am glad you have your statue and hope you will enjoy it. I think you have a bargain.
款項一經收訖，賣家須於 3 個工作天內將拍賣品付運至貨運公司。部分賣家會因應買家要求，安排自行提取拍品。