Dan Wood Carved Passport Mask

13000. Dan Wood Carved Passport Mask

Ivory Coast, Liberia, 20th Century AD

The bi-planar symmetrical oval mask with pointed chin, small pursed lips and squinted eyes; with white material in eye slits, maybe paint. Brown nut shinny patina. Size: 4.5 inches H.

These miniature forms of traditional face masks were carried as a means of tribal identification when individuals left their home territory. Ex Collection two NYC retired Doctors.


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