We Mask, Liberia/Ivory Coast
Wood, fiber, bells, brass, shells, teeth, pigment
height 14in (35.6cm)
Private Collection, New York, acquired ca. 1970
According to Robbins and Nooter (2004: p. 169), "Masks of the We people are employed in the settlement of disputes and in ceremonies that convey moral messages. To their strong, distorted features are frequently added miscellaneous objects and materials to increase their spiritual power."