Annotation – a Dan mask

Doing this annotation was one of the more difficult ones that I have had to approach in this course. I think that this probably stems back to a definition of what is art?

This mask was carved for its part in a spiritual function, transforming the wearer. Taken out of context, in a museum case or on paper, it becomes an object for aesthetic judgement.

Is this art or appropriation?

Annotation – Dan Mask