Africa

Unusual African mask

Q:  Any information on this mask? Origin, age, and purpose?  Jordan, 1296

A:  My first thought is quickly made tourist mask with no relevance to any culture. But those big red eyes with a large, single eye hole in between are very unusual. If I was cranking out tourist masks for the trade, would I make something like this? No, it’s too weird. So I can’t help you on origin, age or purpose. Maybe someone else can, or at least  comment whether authentic or fake.

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