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Africa | Detail from a 'Nimba' shoulder mask from the Baga people of Guinea | Wood; with dark brown and black patina. Decorated with brass tacks / nails. | Late 19th to early 20th century

Africa | "d'mba / yamban" shoulder mask from the Baga people of the Guinea Coast, Guinea | Wood, brass and metal | ca. 1970 or earlier

Africa | 'Nimba' shoulder mask from the Baga people of Guinea | Wood; with dark brown and black patina. Decorated with brass tacks / nails. | Late 19th to early 20th century

Africa | Female mask ensemble from the Dan people of Ivory Coast and Liberia | Wood, kaolin, textiles, brass bells, glass beads, basketry, cowrie shells, natural fibers

Africa | Dance crest "dagu" from the Tusia people of the Ivory Coast | Wood | used for ceremonies preparing young men for the actual initiation, the membership of the "poro" society. The dancers wore abundant costumes: long trousers, various capes, long strings with affixed brass bells, while the crest itself was decorated with cowrie snails, feathers and a long bands of fabric.