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Object Number:
37-22-263
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Sherbro
Provenience:
Sierra Leone
Sherbro Island
Yoni
Section:
African
Materials:
Wood
Description:
Wooden. On the model of the Bondo masks. The coiffure is surmounted by two figures representing a man and a woman. At each side of the forehead an antelope's horn is carved obliquely on the surface of the coiffure. The Nggoloi is a "secret" society admitting both men and women. It is now principally concerned with conjuring tricks and dancing. See 37-22-276.
Credit Line:
Museum Expedition to Sierra Leone, 1936-1937; Henry Usher Hall
Other Number:
77, 62716   -   Other Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Penn in the World: Twelve Decades at the University of Pennsylvania Museum (08 May 2008 - 28 Sep 2008)
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Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret B. 1956. African Tribal Sculpture. : Page/Fig./Plate: 18
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