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Object Number:
37-22-268A
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Sherbro
Provenience:
Sierra Leone
Sherbro Island
Section:
African
Materials:
Wood
Raffia
Description:
Wooden mask. The coiffure consists of four broad lobes surmounted by a boss and four small horns [one missing]; at the bases of the lobes are four wooden rosettes. The face is, broadly, of the type characteristic of Bondo masks; the [3] broad "neck rings" do not in this case completely surround the neck. The usual black-dyed raphia fringe is tied to the base of the mask. All these Bondo masks are made to enclose completely the head and neck of the wearer.
Credit Line:
Museum Expedition to Sierra Leone, 1936-1937; Henry Usher Hall
Other Number:
87   -   Other Number

Bibliography:

[Journal] Wieschhoff, H. A. The African Collections of The University Museum Vol.: Vol. 11, Nos. 1-2. : Page/Fig./Plate: 69
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