DAN MINIATURE (PASSPORT) MASKS ARCHIVES, Liberia and Ivory Coast

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

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

For UNSOLD Dan miniature masks  GO TO DAN MINIATURE (PASSPORT) MASKS PAGE


 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

 Dan
Mini Mask 7
6.75" high
SOLD

 Dan
Mini Mask 17
5.25" high
SOLD

Dan
Mini Mask 13
5.5" high
SOLD


Photographs © Hamill Gallery

DAN, MINIATURE (PASSPORT) MASKS, Liberia and Ivory Coast

 

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. These 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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