Helmet Mask


From: Sierra Leone | Sherbro Island | Sitia Chiefdom | Yoni

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number 37-22-267A
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Sherbro
Provenience Sierra Leone | Sherbro Island | Sitia Chiefdom | Yoni
Section African
Materials Wood | Fiber

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.

Height 43 cm
Credit Line Expedition to Sierra Leone, West Africa; Henry Usher Hall, 1937
Other Number 147 - Collector Number

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