Passport Mask
Dan, Liberia
Early 20th century
Private UK collection

This small wooden "Ma Mask" is covered in leather; obscuring the facial features creating an enigmatic haunting appearance. The patina is such that the leather is worn deep into the wooden mask; yet in a subtle way the features peak through the leather which is quite impressive. This is an early example of a Ma Go (Small head) from Liberia.

Height: 1.75 inches / 4.45 cm
IN 10-1-17 / Price on request

 

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