Dan or Mano, Liberia. Mask with shoulder cloth, first half of 20th century. Wood, animal fur, feathers, cotton, beads; H. 9 in. (22.9 cm) (mask). Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Gift of William Siegman 2011.70.1
Visions from the Forests: The Art of Liberia and Sierra Leone
Africa | Mask from the Bamileke people of Cameroon | Horn, vegetal fiber, cowrie shells, human hair and textile || The kunggang of the Bamileke belong to an important association of healers and headmen, and for the purification of villages. They represent the power of intervention against sorcery.