This miniature Dan passport mask was used by an initiate as a protective charm against illness and harm and for successful hunting and travel. Miniature masks were replicas of existing larger masks. Offerings of food, beverage, tobacco and palm oil were rubbed on the mask to increase it’s power.

Origin: Ivory Coast
Time Period: Mid  20th c
Provenance: From a New York collection
Materials: Wood  with custom base
Dimensions:  2 3/4 in. High x 1 1/2 in. Wide
Condition: Appears in fine condition
Inventory #A3647
Price: $475

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