File:Brooklyn Museum 74.64 Helmet Mask ndoli jowei for Sande Society.jpg

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English: Helmet Mask (ndoli jowei) for Sande Society
English: Helmet Mask (ndoli jowei) for Sande Society
English: Wooden helmet mask of a human head. Its neck is enlarged with rolls of fat. There are holes around the base for attachments. The eyes are coffee bean in shape with slits through their centers. Four verticle scarification marks appear under each eye. The elaborate headress consists of eight flap-like forms secured at the center with a band.The headdress is topped by a mushroom-like ornament with frets and other decorative work. Condition: A vertical crack runs from base of mask to head band at back center and includes a triangular 1 3/4 hole below band.
English: late 19th-early 20th century
Dimensions 15 1/2 x 9 1/4 x 10 1/4 in. (39.4 x 23.5 x 26 cm)
institution QS:P195,Q632682
Current location
Arts of Africa collection South Gallery, 1st Floor
Accession number
Credit line Carll H. de Silver Fund
  • Culture: Mende
  • Artist: Nguabu, Moyamba district, Sierra Leone
  • Place made: Nguabu, Moyamba district, Sierra Leone
Source/Photographer Online Collection of Brooklyn Museum; Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 74.64_edited_version_SL1.jpg
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