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Probably
unknown Mano
Primary



Deangle Face Mask

20th century
Wood, Cowrie Shells, Metal, Fiber

12.205 x 9.449 x 4.528 in. (31 x 24 x 11.5 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2016.14.24
Geography: Africa, Liberia
Classification: Ceremonial and Performance Artifacts; Masks
Culture/Nationality: Dan, Ivorian, West African, African
Collection: Jane Martin Collection

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This object has the following keywords:
  • African - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Africa, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea.
  • bells - Percussion vessels consisting of a hollow object, usually of metal but in some cultures of hard clay, wood, or glass, which when struck emits a sound by the vibration of most of its mass; they are held in position at their vertex, the point farthest from their rim, and their zone of maximum vibration is towards the rim.
  • copper alloy - Alloy in which copper is the principle element.
  • cowrie shell - Shell of any of numerous marine gastropod mollusks of a family widely distributed in warm seas; beautifully polished, often brightly colored, and much used for ornament or as money.
  • face masks - Masks that are worn on the face and cover most of it. Examples are masks worn for protection or during ritual dances in African and other cultures.
  • Mano
  • West African - Styles and cultures from the region comprising the westernmost area of the African continent, defined by the United Nations as including the modern nations of Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.
  • wood - The principal tissue of trees and other plants that provides both strength and a means of conducting nutrients. Wood is one of the most versatile materials known.

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Comparanda List
The following Comparanda exist for this object:
  • "Art and Life in Africa: Peoples." (Accessed May 11, 2020): https://africa.uima.uiowa.edu/peoples/. https://africa.uima.uiowa.edu/topic-essays/show/29?start=3.
  • Jean- Baptiste Bacquart, The Tribal Arts of Africa (New York, NY: Thames & Hudson, 1998), 36. Figure Number: 4
  • M. C. Jȩdrej, "Dan and Mende Masks: A Structural Comparison." Africa: Journal of the International African Institute 56, no. 1 (1986): Figure Number: 1.
  • Eberhard Fischer, "Dan Forest Spirits: Masks in Dan Villages." African Arts 11, no. 2 (January 1978): 16-17, Figure Number: 1-2.

Related Bibliography List
The following Related Bibliography exist for this object:
  • "Art and Life in Africa: Peoples." (Accessed May 11, 2020): https://africa.uima.uiowa.edu/peoples/. https://africa.uima.uiowa.edu/topic-essays/show/29?start=0.
  • Jean- Baptiste Bacquart, The Tribal Arts of Africa (New York, NY: Thames & Hudson, 1998), 36-37.
  • "ÌMỌ̀ DÁRA." (Accessed May 10, 2020): Imodara.com. https://www.imodara.com/discover/ivory-coast-dan-deangle-circumcision-camp-mask/.
  • M. C. Jȩdrej, "Dan and Mende Masks: A Structural Comparison." Africa: Journal of the International African Institute 56, no. 1 (1986): 71-80.
  • Eberhard Fischer, "Dan Forest Spirits: Masks in Dan Villages." African Arts 11, no. 2 (January 1978): 16-23, 94.

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