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Mask

early 1900s, before 1933–37
Overall: 28 x 15.2 cm (11 x 6 in.)
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The jaw of this mask is hinged, allowing it to open and close.

Description

Generally, Mano masks are considered to be manifestations of forest spirits and can be grouped into 11 major types relating to aspects of social control, political and judicial matters, peacemaking, education, competition, and entertainment. This mask was acquired in Liberia by the medical missionary George Harley between 1933 and 1937.
Mask

Mask

early 1900s, before 1933–37

Africa, West Africa, Liberia, Mano-style carver

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