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unknown Ivorian
Ivorian

unknown Dan
Primary



Ge Gon (Bird Mask)

20th century
Wood

13 in. x 7 1/16 in. x 7 1/2 in. (33 cm x 18 cm x 19 cm)
Gift of Mace Neufeld and Helen Katz Neufeld, Class of 1953

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 99.3.57
18 (54) (Neufeld Collection Number)
54 (Sotheby's Lot Number)
Geography:
Africa, Côte d'Ivoire
Classification:
Ceremonial and Performance Artifacts; Masks
Culture/Nationality: Guerzé(Kpelle) or Dan-Yacouba, Ivorian, West African, African
Collection: Neufeld Collection

Masquerades of the hornbill are popular among Dan living in Cote d'Ivoire. Although the hornbill is not commonly viewed as sacred, it is considered to be joyful and appreciated for its companionship to women. The hornbill masquerade usually makes its appearances at festive celebrations.

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