Q: A friend gave me this mask when she was moving as I have always admired it. It fits on top of your head rather than over the face. It is about 21 inches long by 12 inches wide. It looks like a manta or sting ray. Any info? Brad
A: I’m finally back to posting mystery masks. Yours is going to be difficult. I have never seen a stingray mask in my 50-year career of collecting. It is probably from someplace on the Atlantic Coast of West Africa. It seems to be new and and made for the tourist trade. But I can see in a river ceremony a dancer wearing this on the back of his head and then going down and floating in the water. This mask could easily be an rare artifact.
Dear Viewers: I hope some of you will comment. Bob, 1826