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Mask

Object Number:37-22-276
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Sherbro
Provenience: Sierra Leone
Sherbro Island
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Height: 44 cm
Credit Line:Expedition to Sierra Leone, West Africa; Henry Usher Hall, 1937
Other Number:274 - Other Number

Description

Wooden. Head with excavated base of the general type of Bondo masks. This, however, has a quite individual appearance due probably to its having been made by an amateur. The nose is sharply hooked, and is bevelled to a sharp edge throughout its length; the mouth is an abrupt relief at the extreme lower tip of the pointed face. There is one steep-sided neck ring in the middle of the otherwise simple column of the neck. The simple coiffure has a double crest.

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