Mask (Ngady Amwaash) Kuba Kasai region Democratic Republic of Congo Late 19th - mid-20th century CE Wood pigment glass beads cowrie shells fabric and string | Photographed at the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.
Dan Mask | The Dan group is a tribe of the Dan-Nguere. They live in west Liberia, Guinea Conakry and west Ivory Coast. The social and spiritual base of the Dan-Nguere is the secret society Poro, that means "sierra". | Female Dan masks are known by the importance given to the face: egg-shaped, oval forehead, long and narrow eyes, thin nose and half-opened mouth, whereas the male mask are more unrealistic and sometimes include animal features