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Masque facial anthropomorphe "zakpai"

Côte d'Ivoire, Dan

Provenance Taille Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation
Jan Schneider, Buchbach, Germany H: 23,5 cm Cet objet n’est plus disponible.

wood, missing part, traces of insect caused damage

The "zakpai" mask is also called "fire prevention mask". It mainly appears in the arid northern Dan region and is worn by the fastest runner in the village.

No one is supposed to recognise the man hiding behind the mask, because "zakpai" is considered a ghostly apparition.