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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
Credit Line:Expedition to Sierra Leone, West Africa; Henry Usher Hall, 1937
Other Number77, 62716 - Other Number

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.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret B. 1956. African Tribal Sculpture. : Page/Fig./Plate: 18View Objects cited in this Publication

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