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Dan people, Poro Society Liberia
Ka gle (Kagle/Koa gle) mask [Chimpanzee Mask] mid- to late 19th century Description: (kao gle or ka gle)
Place made: Liberia
Materials & Technique: sculptures, costumes masks, wood carving
Dimensions: 24.1 h x 10.8 w x 8.0 d cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1980
Accession No: NGA 80.4320
Subject: African art
  • with George W. Harley (1876-1966), a missionary in Liberia between 1926 and 1960, according to Douglas Newton;
  • bought, via Sacred Symbols Inc, New Jersey, by the Australian National Gallery, November 1980