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    Dan (Liberia)
    "Passport" Mask
    Wood
    Height: 5 7/8 inches Width: 3 ½ inches Depth: 2 inches

    Among the Dan and connected groups in Liberia and Côte d'Ivoire, small-sized replicas of a variety of mask types were made for the personal use of individuals. Many indicated association with initiation societies and related personal spirit protectors, and occasionally a diviner would suggest that one be made for specific protective functions. The term "passport" was coined to suggest their use as proof of "belonging" when a person was in contexts other than his home village. The condition is good.

    Provenance: Craig De Lora, New Jersey
    Michael Oliver, New York



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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2007
    7th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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