DAN MINIATURE (PASSPORT) MASKS, Liberia

Dan
Mini Mask 1
5.25" high
$40

 Dan
Mini Mask 3
5.5" high
$40

Dan
Mini Mask 6
6.5" high
$40

 Dan
Mini Mask 7
6.75" high
SOLD

 Dan
Mini Mask 8
7.5" high
$40

Dan
Mini Mask 12
5.5" high
$40

 Dan
Mini Mask 13
5.5" high
$40

 Dan
Mini Mask 14
5.25" high
$40

 

 Dan
Mini Mask 15
5.25" high
$40

Dan
Mini Mask 16
5.5" high
$40

 Dan
Mini Mask 17
5.25" high
$40

 Dan
Mini Mask 19
5" high
$40

Dan
Mini Mask 21
5.25" high
$40

 Dan
Mini Mask 22
5" high
$40

 Dan
Mini Mask 23
4.5" high
$30

Dan
Mini Mask 24
3.25" high
$30


The miniature masks below have been sold and are left here for reference and educational purposes.

 Dan
Mini Mask 4
SOLD

 Dan
Mini Mask 5
SOLD

Dan
Mini Mask 11
SOLD

 Dan
Mini Mask 18
SOLD

 Dan
Mini Mask 9
SOLD

 Dan
Mini Mask 10
SOLD

 Dan
Mini Mask 20
SOLD

 Dan
Mini Mask 2
SOLD

Photographs © Tim Hamill

MINIATURE MASKS, Liberia and Ivory Coast

We believe all of these miniature masks in this catalog are new and made for sale, never used in the traditional way.

Several have two small holes on the top to be worn as amulets.The Dan people carried small masks (less than 20 cm high) which are sometimes called "passport" masks. They are sewn onto a piece of cloth and kept in a leather pouch and possibly worn in the small of the back. They are miniature copies of a family mask and sometimes received libations. Thhese apotropaic masks also act as witnesses during initiation ceremonies.

-----From The Tribal Arts of Africa by Jean-Baptiste Bacquart.

Please note the sizes carefully. Photographs of small objects can make them appear much larger than they are.

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