DAN MAOU MASK 583, Liberia and Ivory Coast


Photographs © Tim Hamill

DAN
Maou Mask 583
25" high
$300
SOLD

The Dan Maou people live in the northwestern part of the Dan region. Their masks are distinguished by a long beak-like form at the chin or mouth. Masks like these were feared by the general population as they served a judiciary function in denouncing spell-casters.

This mask shows no evidence of age or use and was probably made to be sold.

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