Mask Title: Dan Deangle Ceremonial Dance
Date:19th–mid-20th century
Geography:Côte d’Ivoire, western Côte d’Ivoire
Culture:Dan peoples
Medium:Wood, ruffa, shells, cloth, metal bells, feathers
Dimensions: 9.5inH x 5.5inW x 4.5inD
Classification:Wood-Sculpture .


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Dan masks easily distinguish them among African art. The Dan have inhabited the Ivory Coast and Liberia since the eighth century B.C. A loose confederation of villages totaling some 350,000 individuals, they have spent much of their history battling neighboring tribes and sometimes each other. This gave them a ferocious reputation as each Dan warrior sought tin: individual prestige or glory.