Woman mask takangle lub gunyage – MŻo/A/3560
Origin: Cote d'Ivoire, Dan ethnic group
Dating: the 90s of the 20th century
The Dan people's masks were made by artists under the supervision of priests. Traditionally, any adult man can own these type of mask, but the decision to use them is made by the priest. The power of the mask depends on the social rank of the owner and is accumulated by the mask.
The purchase of the masks collection was subsidized by the National Institute for Museums and Public Collections.
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