This Bassa passport mask was used as a powerful charm for personal protection during forest work, travel and for countering witchcraft. These passport masks were also used to identify the owner while traveling through other communities. Mask has a concave shape with half moon eyes and incised hair style.
Time Period: Mid 20th c
Provenance: From a North Carolina collection
Materials: Wood with custom base
Dimensions: 2 3/4 in. High x 1 1/2 in. Wide
Condition: Appears in very good condition with a nice patina
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