Passport Mask

Dan, Liberia
Early 20th Century
Previous Collection: Stephen Hamilton Glantz NY, acquired 1965-84; to present owner by decent

"Passport" size versions of the Gagon mask are more scarce than full size examples. The symbolism is half bird, half man sometimes hair will be attached to the mouth of the mask. This example is tightly carved and shows good age; the interior of the mask has some erosion exposing oxidized wood and there is an encrusted surface all over the mask.

This mask stands 3.5" tall.
IN 5-2-13/ SOLD