From: Sierra Leone | Makeni District | Seli River

Curatorial Section: African

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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

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.

Height 41 cm
Width 20.3 cm
Depth 22.8 cm
Credit Line Purchased from J. L. Buck, 1929

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