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Dan Poro Society Mask
Artist: Unknown Ivoirian Artist Primary
Once an object is removed from its original cultural context it is very hard to know the intent of the maker. Was this mask carved for traditional ceremonial purposes? Or was it made to sell as a decorative object or souvenir for someone outside the community?
Sotheby Parke-Bernet, Oct 10-11, 1975, lot 209, ex. Coll. Jay C. Leff by Jacob Fass; 2003 gift to Fairfield University.
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