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.
Time Period: Early-Mid 20th c
Provenance: From a Washington DC collection
Materials: Wood and pigment with a custom stand
Dimensions: 4 in. high x 2 3/4 in. wide
Condition: Appears in very good condition with some abrasions
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