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Important "Zakpai" Mask, Dan Peoples

Important "Zakpai" Mask, Dan Peoples


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: African: Artifacts: Pre 1960: Item # 1323191

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81170 Livers Cazelles, FRANCE
(0033) 6 32 63 98 15

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 €1,500.00 
Dance mask,of the "zakpai" type, with typical red textile around the eyes and lips. Wood, fine dark semi-glossy patina. Eyes circled with white metal. Hair arranged in braids made of weaved rope, likewise the long beard. Teeth made of animal claws. Africa, Ivory Coast/Liberia, Dan ethnic group. Total height: 44 cm. Height of mask: 24 cm. The mask is nicely mounted on a metal custom stand. Obvious signs of long use and wear, otherwise very good condition. Provenance: old French collection. NOTE: "Zakpai" masks are used to protect agains forest fires which happen during the dry season.