mask (dance & live theatre)

Wooden helmet mask, associated with the Sande (Mende) or Bondo (Temne) female initiation society. The mask has a typical ridged hairstyle adoring a plated section. A small oval piece sits at the front of the middle ridge, likely to represent a woven in cowrie shell. The mask has three horizontal scarification marks along the jaw-line, alongside sox vertical marks on each cheek. There is a split down the front of the mask, with a piece missing.

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