Dan mask, gle, Liberia, Ivory Coast early 20th Century. Wood, braided raffia. Provenance: Private New York collection. The Dan mask represents an idealized version of Dan beauty. Gunyege and Zakpai Ge Round-eyed masks, which occur only among the northern Dan, are another form of bugle. They are oval and have the fine features associated with deangle, except for their round eyes, which may be slightly projecting or carved out as holes. They are often painted red, at least in part. Functionally such masks fall into two categories, although the face masks themselves without their accoutrements often look much alike.
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