Dan Mask - Côte d'Ivoire

This superb Dan mask is characterized by its oval pointed face, slender slanted eyes, high forehead, elegant nose, half-opened mouth and smooth glossy patina. The expressively carved features and modulated facial planes lend it an air of calm, abstract beauty and grace. Wood base by Inigake,(stamped). Inigake worked in Paris in the 1920’s-1930’s.

Published in Shoemaker, Clarke and Wierzbowski's Mad for Modernism: Earl Horter and His Collection, 199, 143, plate 88, the catalogue for the exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, March 7 – May 16, 1999.

Wood, metal
Late 19th century
H: 10” W: 6"
Ex Paul Guillaume(?); Earl Horter, Philadelphia; Sotheby’s NY; Alderman,CT
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