University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-61-21
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Timne
Provenience: Sierra Leone
Makeni District
Seli River
Locus: south of the middle Rokell (Seli) River
Period: Early 20th Century
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Tin
Black Pigment
Height: 41 Centimeters/Inches
Credit Line:Purchased from J. L. Buck, 1929

Description

Helmet mask of Bundu society. Headdress surmounted by three sagittal crests, their edges faced with tin. The middle crest supports a flat plaque, its upper face covered with tin. Strips of tin on each side of head and across forehead.


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