Mende Miniature Divination Helmet Mask

12751. Mende Miniature Divination Helmet Mask

Sierra Leone

A carved wood Bundu divination amulet of hollowed form, having elongated concave face with small eyes, relief noses and lips, and pointed chin. Detailed coiffure with thick plaits forming ridged pattern. Dark brown brown patina and with hole in top.

Size: 3-3/4 inches H. + custom mount. Rare.

Provenance: Collection of William Siegmann, Curator Emeritus, Brooklyn Museum

Original Price: $575

Special Price: $475

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