Lot: 98

Hunter mask "dana-na"

Mali, Dogon

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Alain Bilot, Paris, France
H: 19.7 inch 6000 EUR / 12000 EUR

wood, pigments, cord, strongly encrusted patina, base "Dana-na" carries a spear, a fly-whisk and a leather bag filled with medicine. It dances around gesturing wildly and imitating the movements of a hunter stalking game.

Blom, Huib, Dogon, Images and tradition, Bassins 2010, p. 349 ff.
Moussa Konaté, Michel Le Bris, "Les Mondes Dogon", Abbaye de Daoulas/ Paris, 2002, p. 138, left