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Helmet Mask

Object Number:37-22-267A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Sierra Leone
Sherbro Island
Sitia Chiefdom
Height: 43 cm
Credit Line:Expedition to Sierra Leone, West Africa; Henry Usher Hall, 1937
Other Number:147 - Collector Number


Min Bondo Le. 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.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Africa Galleries: From Maker To Museum (16 Nov 2019) View Objects in Exhibition


[Article] Hall, Henry U. 1937. "The West African Expedition, November 1936-June 1937". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 7. no. 1. pg. 5-10 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 7View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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