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Toma Landai Mask 33.5″ – Guinea

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Type of Object

Face Mask

Country of Origin

Guinea

Ethnicity

Toma, Thoma

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height (Inches)

33.5”

Width (Inches)

8"

Depth (Inches)

13.5"

Weight (Pounds)

20lbs

Overall Condition

Great – see photos.

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Tribe Information

About the Toma People

“The Toma people of Guinea (known as Loma in Liberia) number 200,000 and live in the high-altitude rain forest lying across the Guinea-Liberia border. Artistically, their reputation rests on their Landai mask which has an articulated crocodile jaw and a flattened, stylized human face. This mask symbolically devours Poro society candidates at the end of their initiation period, after which they are revived as full members of this sodality. Some rare figures exist which are kept within each household.”

Source:
Baquart, Jean-Baptiste. The Tribal Arts of Africa. New York: Thames and Hudson Inc. 1998. Print.