Dan mask of the Koma type, Ivory Coast, Africa, 20th century, on base.
Koma masks have a long downward pointing beak instead of a mouth.
In Dan society, the wearers of this type of mask are important members of the clan’s social hierarchy. It should be noted that these masks are not only the representation of the bush spirits. In fact, they are the pure incarnation of the spirits and intervene in the conflict resolution process when the village chief has not managed to resolve a problem.
– Height 49 cm
– Height on base 61 cm
– Width 15 cm
– Depth 24 cm