Poro Society Dan Mask

Poro Society Dan Mask 2013-07-22T14:40:15+00:00

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Mask, 19th century;
Poro society; Dan peoples; Liberia
Gift of Dr. Pascal James Imperato, 1973
(17-26)

This highly symmetrical mask represents a woman and was used by the Poro Society of the Dan peoples of Liberia...It was danced in ceremonies associated with the circumcision of youths.

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