early 1900s, before 1933-37

Wood, copper alloy, plant fiber, cloth, rawhide or leather, teeth, seeds, resin, synthetic material, iron, and glass beads

Overall: 28 x 15.2 cm (11 x 6 in.)

The Harold T. Clark Educational Extension Fund 1953.457


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.

See also

Contact us

The information about this object, including provenance information, is based on historic information and may not be currently accurate or complete. Research on objects is an ongoing process, but the information about this object may not reflect the most current information available to CMA. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email

To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.

Request a digital file from Image Services that is not available through CC0, a detail image, or any image with a color bar. If you have questions about requesting an image, please email