African Art: a prestigious Swiss collection

Milan, Wednesday 14 October 2020

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Dan, Toulépleu region (Ivory Coast)

Wood with a light, crusted coating
H 25 cm
Mask.
A mask with heavily accentuated features covered in a mixture of mud and whitish kaolin. It carried out the role of “singer” during festivities organised to entertain the public. Essentially, its large open mouth has the semblance of someone smiling or singing.

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€ 10.000 - 12.000

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Exhibition

- Berna 1980, Musée des Beaux Arts;


Literature

- MORIGI PAOLO “Raccolta di un amatore d’arte primitiva” Magliaso, Lugano & Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland 1980, fig. 96, pag. 98;

Contact

African Art

Via Paolo Sarpi, 6 - milano
Phone: 02 3363801