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  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.
Expedition to Sierra Leone, West Africa; Henry Usher Hall
[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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