Face Mask

Face Mask

early 1900s

Wood, ivory, cord, metal, seeds

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

The Harold T. Clark Educational Extension Fund 1953.457

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.

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