|Ethnic group/ culture:||Mende|
|Period:||mid 20th century|
|Condition:||Good condition, used with some signs of wear|
|Sold with stand:||No|
Ancient helmet mask from the Mende people living in Liberia and Sierra Leone. As symbol of idealized feminine beauty these masks are exclusively worn by women; they play an important role in the women’s society “Sande”.
This mask is an excellent example of the fine workmanship of the carver. It is is a very large and heavy piece showing age and a very nice patina.
Origin: Mende/Gola people, Liberia or Sierra Leone
Material / process: wood
Provenance: former private collection from Belgium. Collected in the period 1953 – 1959 (More details provided to buyer).
Sold with a certificate of authenticity.
Shipping within 24 hours after the payment is received. Tracking number will be provided. Signature upon delivery. Fully insured.
May as well be viewed and picked up at the Asian African Art Gallery in Vessem (NL).