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    Dan (We) (Liberia/Côte d'Ivoire)
    Face Mask
    Wood, pigment, fiber, cloth, metal, nails, string
    Height: 10 inches Width: 7 ¾ inches Depth: 4 1/8 inches

    In the publication listed below it is suggested that this unusually square and flat-faced mask is probably from the region of Toulepleu, Ivory Coast. It probably is an entertainment mask of a benign spirit. There is slight loss of pigment, deteriorating cloth, and minor abrasion.

    Provenance: Leonard Kahan estate, New York

    Published: William Siegmann, ed. African Masks of the West Guinea Coast, Selections from the Thomas D. Slater Collection. Purdue: Robert L. Ringel Gallery, Purdue University, 2003, p.41, fig.30.

    Provenance: Thomas D. Slater, Indianapolis



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    Auction Dates
    June, 2007
    7th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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