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Object Number: 37-22-261
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Sherbro
Provenience: Sierra Leone
Sherbro Island
Yoni
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Pigment
Credit Line:Expedition to Sierra Leone, West Africa; Henry Usher Hall, 1937
Other Number63 - Other Number

Description

Wooden. Grotesque, with more realistic features than 37-22-262. The bridge of the club-shaped nose is depressed in relation to the forehead. The malar prominences hemispheres with an incised cross. The mouth is a long oval, showing the teeth, the opening colored bright red. A tuft of cow's hair represents a beard; another tuft proceeds from each nostril. For employment see 37-22-262.


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