"Star of David Mask"

Regular price $950.00
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Medium: One of a Kind Hand Carved Carved Wood and Bronze
Dimensions (in): 7.5" x 6" x 39" including base
Dimensions (cm): 19.05 x 15.24 x 99.06
Region: Ivory Coast
Approximate Age: 60 years (1958)
Availability: In Stock
Item Number: M004

Condition: Excellent
Certificate of Authenticity Provided
Custom-made mask stand included with your purchase

York's Shona Gallery presents the "Star of David Mask," an incredibly rare mask depicting the diaspora of Jewish people to Africa, per the Star of David symbol etched on the front of the mask. Contrary to popular belief, the Jewish community has a presence in the Ivory Coast. The capitol city of Abidjan has two synagogues, each with a population of about 40-70 congregants. In addition, large groups of indigenous peoples referred to as Danites claim descent from the lost tribe of Dan and many from this ethnic group have shown interest in Judaic practices. The mask is approximately 60 years old and is one of a kind. A custom made stand comes included with your purchase. 

Masks from Africa
Masks were probably the first objects of African Art to capture the interest of art lovers of the New World. Like sculptures, masks served distinct functions. They were used for initiation, fertility rites, ancestor and spiritual worship, and other ceremonies.

The multitude of styles the masks produced revealed great artistic stories. African masks have been collected since artists like Pablo Picasso started his famous collection. He has stated that African masks inspired much of his work.

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