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Museum Quality Dan Toura African Mask
Extremely rare and old Dan Toura Mask. Cote d'Ivoire, Ivory Coast, circa 1920-1930. In Africa, villages were under authority of a chief and a council of elders, and this kind of mask called Nyoma Wum was only worn by the chief or the authority holder. Belonged to the Dan group, Toura was a small ethnic tribe living in the mountains of Guinea in the NW of Ivory coast ( Cote d'Ivoire ). The red fabric is a piece of Senegalese Tirailleur pants. This kind of mask is definitely hard to find and are seen the most part of the time in Museums as in Dakar, Senegal or Naprstek, Prague. Measurements: H.19" x W.7"1/4 x D.3"1/4 with the beard H. 9" x W.7"1/4 x D.3"1/4 without the beard Provenance: Soubies Collection, France.
- Production TimeAvailable Now
- Place of OriginCentral African Republic
- Date of Manufacture1920-1930
- Materials and Techniques
- Condition DetailsOriginal Condition. Beautiful Patina, some damages on the fabric and some marks on the aluminum, rusty nails.
- WearWear consistent with age and use. Minor fading.
- DimensionsH 19 in. x W 7.25 in. x D 3.25 in.H 48.26 cm x W 18.42 cm x D 8.26 cm
- Seller LocationLos Angeles, CA
- Reference NumberLU88131233930
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