12531. Dan Wood Mask
Liberia, 19th Century AD
Well carved triangular flat nose and two pierced almond shaped eyes, lips in raised relief, well formed.. Condition: Excellent, but the attachment holes have been eroded away at sides. Size: 8-3/4 inches (22.2cm) H. + custom mount. Collected in eastern Liberia by Hayden and Odette Walling in the 1950s. The Wallings were friends of Dr. George Harley, an early chronicler of Dan material. Good dark varied brown patina. Sweet in person.