University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 37-22-267
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Sherbro
Provenience: Sierra Leone
Sherbro Island
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Fiber
Credit Line:Expedition to Sierra Leone, West Africa; Henry Usher Hall, 1937
Other Number147 - Field Number SF

Description

Wooden. The face is quadrangular, strongly prognathous, the eyes markedly oblique. Near the top of the coiffure are carved two horns [goat's or antelope's]; between them a bird with an aquiline beak perched on its nest [?]. Four "neck rings", the upper two interrupted in front by the lower part of the face.


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