Miniature Mask

Dan, Liberia
Early 20th Century
Previous Collection: Collected in Eastern Liberia by Hayden Walling 1952-54

This is a very nice passport mask ( traditionally known as Ma-Go ) { Little head }; its face is less naturalistic and more thin and tight in conception. There is a medial ridge down the forehead with slits as eyes and a squared off mouth. This example is carved from very hardwood with a wonderful rich blackened patina from decades of handling.

This mask stands 3 inches tall
IN 10-15-12/ SOLD