9 1/2" high
Circa 19th Century
Dan, Liberia, West Africa
Wood, Natural fibers
A carved wood mask of tapering oval form with a pointed chin. The triangular, protruding mouth is open. The forehead is slightly domed, the eyebrows prominently carved above the circular eyes. The perimeter of the mask is pierced for attachment of raffia regalia to the chin area used during dance ceremonies. There is surface abrasion throughout the mask.
dance mask, Dan, Liberia, Dan Liberia, West Africa, African art, African artifacts, African sculpture