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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
Credit Line:Expedition to Sierra Leone, West Africa; Henry Usher Hall, 1937
Other Number87 - Other Number

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.


Bibliography:

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

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