From: Sierra Leone | Sherbro Island | Shengge

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number 37-22-277
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Sherbro
Provenience Sierra Leone | Sherbro Island | Shengge
Section African
Materials Wood
Iconography Female

Wooden. Of the Bondo mask type. Four "neck rings" [see 37-22-268], the uppermost interrupted by the lower part of the face. The coiffure is simple and realistically typical: a central crest or lobe flanked by two others which extend in two plaited or twisted tresses at the back of the head. The modelling of the ears is more realistic than usual. This head was probably used in the same way as 37-22-278; see also 37-22-275.

Height 23 cm
Credit Line Expedition to Sierra Leone, West Africa; Henry Usher Hall, 1937
Other Number 321 - Collector Number

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