Ma Mask
Bakarogi, Loma, Liberia
Early 20th Century

Provenance: Old American Collection. Acquired from Gallery Kahan, New York, 1983.

Ma Masks, meaning small head, are personal masks made by the Dan cultures of Liberia. This example, carved of hardwood, is unusual in style for a mask of this size. Concave cheeks, protruding chin and brow, small eyes, triangular nose, and open mouth - this example is in excellent condition. The mask exhibits a rich reddish brown patina and decorative marks adorn its sides.

Height: 3.25 inches
IN 10-5-16 / SOLD


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