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.
Museum Expedition to Sierra Leone, 1936-1937; Henry Usher Hall
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Penn in the World: Twelve Decades at the University of Pennsylvania Museum (08 May 2008 - 28 Sep 2008)
[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret. 1956. African Tribal Sculpture. : Page/Fig./Plate: 18
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