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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.


  • Period
  • Materials and techniques
    Fabric, Wood, Aluminum
  • Condition
    Good. Original Condition. Beautiful Patina, some damages on the fabric and some marks on the aluminum, rusty nails..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading.
  • Dimensions

    H 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 location
    Los Angeles, CA
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