GothamGallery Fine African Art - Liberia Dan Figure

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 03, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House

Gotham Gallery
Offering the Finest Quality Sub-Saharan African Art
Fine African Liberia Dan We Figure
MEASUREMENT: HEIGHT: 19.5 WIDTH: 6.5 DEPTH: 5 INCHES
MEASUREMENT: HEIGHT: 49.5 WIDTH: 16.5 DEPTH: 12.5 CENTIMETERS
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MATERIAL: WOOD, PIGMENT, ENCRUSTED MATERIAL
ESTIMATED AGE: 20TH CENTURY
CONDITION: VERY GOOD
REMARKS: RARE FIGURE CHARACTERISTIC DAN ART AGED SURFACE DARK PATINA
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CONDITION
Minor scrapes and chips, worn areas, overall condition very good. Thank you and please view my other items.
BACKGROUND
Dan people, who are also known by the name Yacuba, live in the western part of the Ivory Coast and into Liberia w the land is forested in the south and bordered by a savannah in the north. The Dan people make their living from farming cocoa, rice and manioc. Before unifying secret societies were set up at the turn of the century, each Dan village was an autonomous socio-political unit governed by a chief elected on the base of his wealth and social position. Today, the leopard society acts as a major regulator of Dan life and initiates young men during
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