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Old used mask - GUERE / DAN - Ivory Coast / Liberia

Lot reference 28883229
Old used mask - GUERE / DAN - Ivory Coast / Liberia

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Mid 20th Century - Good condition

Ivory Coast / Liberia
Dan
Wood, textile, metal, hair, pigmnet, animal skin, encrusted patina
32 cm

While some masks were made for entertainment and public ceremonies, others, including this expressive mask from the Gere or Kran people of western Côte d’Ivoire, were used in secretive rituals associated with the Poro society, common across many cultures in the region. The main functions of the Poro society were to provide adjudications in questions of justice and to oversee a rigorous initiatory process for boys. As the missionary George Harley notes in his papers on the Poro: “The religious significance of the Poro should be emphasized. Not only are the men supposed to meet the ancestral spirits in the sacred grove; but they conduct rites and sacrifices of a type suggesting the worship of high gods. Though these high gods do not form a pantheon as they do among the semi-Bantu of Nigeria, there is evidence that traces of them appear in the secret ritual within the Poro, perhaps visibly as masked figures” (Harley, “Notes on the Poro in Liberia”, Papers of the Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology, Vol. XIX, No. 2, 1941, p. 4).

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    Très belle pièce dynamique. Merci beaucoup également pour la livraison très rapide et "propre"
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    Granderue October 5, 2019

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    uitstekend overgekomen!
    snel bezorgd, mooi tribal-stuk.
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    Beautiful statue.Good packaging and quick sending
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    hanzeman September 3, 2019

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    very beautiful old teke, quickly sent, perfect thank you.
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    Yannick5623 August 28, 2019

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    Objet totalement conforme et reçu rapidement. Merci pour David Malik.
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    Bella statuetta un po' lunga la spedizione 25/06 arrivo 15/07
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    Le masque Dan-Kran se distingue par sa grande originalité due à de multiples détails pittoresques. Un excellent achat. Merci
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    Great piece! Fast delivery! Good contact! A+++++++
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    L`organisation de la vente était parfaite. La statue correspond aux photos, mais elle est très mal soclée, contrairement à l`annonce de la vente.
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    Eine sehr schöne Statue, wie beschrieben .Gut verpackt
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    ricevuto in ordine e ben imballato. Grazie. Gogo42
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