Liberia/Guinea for the Poro society, the oval mask with grooved border, circular eyes applied with copper ring (one missing), red cloth to the face, monkey fur to the prognathus mouth, 27cm high
Cf. A similar mask collected in the N'Zerekore region in the Paolo Morigi collection, sold Sotheby's Paris, 6 June 2005, lot 151. Also Harley, G., Notes on the Poro in Liberia, 1941, Papers of the Peabody Museum of American Archeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, vol. XIX, no. 2, plate VII.