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Wooden humanoid mask with a narrow face. Mask has protruding circular eyes and long straight nose; eye rims are coloured with light grey pigment. The large space between the nose and mouth is smooth and slants outward, transitioning into the upper lip. Mouth is square-shaped and has three silver-coloured teeth embedded in each lip. A large semi-circular ridge extends from the top edge of the forehead, with vertical incised lines decorating the sides. Short red-brown plant fibre(?) decoration is adhered to the bottom of the ridge, nose, eyes and cheeks. Top of mask is flat, sides and chin are rounded; interior is hollow. Mask has holes for eyes and mouth; holes drilled all around back edge.

History Of Use

Bugle (bu gle) type mask, used to frighten people.


The donor taught in a rural school in Tobli, eastern Liberia, from 1965 to 1967.

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