DAN MAOU MASKS, Liberia

 

DAN
Maou Mask 579
24" high
$300

 

DAN
Maou Mask 580
24" high
$300

 

DAN
Maou Mask 581
15.5" high
$300

 

DAN
Maou Mask 582
30" high
$300

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

  

DAN
Maou Mask 583
SOLD


Photographs © Tim Hamill

DAN MAOU Masks

The Dan Maou people live in the northwestern part of the Dan region. Their masks are distinguished by a long beak-like form at the chin or mouth. Masks like these were feared by the general population as they served a judiciary function in denouncing spell-casters.

These Dan Maou masks show no evidence of age or use and were probably made to be sold.

 

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