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Passport Mask

Bassa, Liberia
Early 20th Century

Provenance: Old American collection

Passport masks are often small renditions of larger masks that can harness power from an ancestor spirit. These smaller masks can fit into the palm of a hand and are carried on the person in order for the carrier to benefit from its protective powers.

Passport Mask

Bassa, Liberia
Early 20th Century

Provenance: Old American collection

Passport masks are often small renditions of larger masks that can harness power from an ancestor spirit. These smaller masks can fit into the palm of a hand and are carried on the person in order for the carrier to benefit from its protective powers.