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Unknown African

Mende Helmet Mask, 20th Century AD

Wood
16 in
40.6 cm
Unique
$4,500
location
West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, London, Seoul, Hong Kong
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Barakat Gallery
West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, +3 more
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This austere helmet mask was made by the Mende people of Sierra Leone. It pertains to the Sande …

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This austere helmet mask was made by the Mende people of Sierra Leone. It pertains to the Sande women’s initiation society, which is the only all-female masking society in Africa. It is typical of the genre, with a cut-away face under a domed forehead, a pointed chin and a thick neck. Unusually, it has appliqué eyes, …

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This austere helmet mask was made by the Mende people of Sierra Leone. It pertains to the Sande …

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This austere helmet mask was made by the Mende people of Sierra Leone. It pertains to the Sande women’s initiation society, which is the only all-female masking society in Africa. It is typical of the genre, with a cut-away face under a domed forehead, a pointed chin and a thick neck. Unusually, it has appliqué eyes, …

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Unknown African

Mende Helmet Mask, 20th Century AD

Wood
16 in
40.6 cm
Unique
$4,500
location
West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, London, Seoul, Hong Kong
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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