Circa 20th Century
Dan, Liberia, West Africa
Wood, Natural fibers
A mask of carved wood, tapering into an oval shape. The forehead is slightly domed with a vertical medial ridge and a supra orbital crest above the zone of the eyes. The eyes are shaped into narrow slits. The nose is broad and the lips are enlarged, with a triangular shape. Long, braided natural fibers form the hair and have been attached to drilled holes around the perimeter of the mask.
dance mask, Dan, Liberia, Dan Liberia, West Africa, African art, African artifacts, African sculpture