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Mask

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Object Number:
29-61-21
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Timne
Provenience:
Sierra Leone
Makeni District
Seli River
Locus:
south of the middle Rokell (Seli) River
Period:
Early 20th Century
Section:
African
Materials:
Wood
Tin
Black Pigment
Description:
Helmet mask of Bundu society. Headdress surmounted by three sagittal crests, their edges faced with tin. The middle crest supports a flat plaque, its upper face covered with tin. Strips of tin on each side of head and across forehead.
Height:
41cm
Credit Line:
Purchased from J. L. Buck

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Sex: A History in 30 Objects (17 Oct 2015 - 31 Jul 2016)
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