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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

Africa | Goat mask ~ 'Je' ~ from the Guro or Baule people of the Ivory Coast | Wood, feathers, cotton and sacrificial materials | ca. 19th - 20th century

Africa | Bwani (Idimu) mask from the Lega people of DR Congo | Wood, pigment, kaolin | ca. 19th - 20th century