A Mende sculpture of Southern Sierra Leone, this type of figure is appealed to for the community and the individual, Mende sculptures are more rare than the well-known Bundu helmet masks. It is unknown, if the sculptures are also associated to the Sande society one of the rare known societies exclusively organized by women; heavy, hard wood, the feet are fragmentary.
“Unlike the famous Bundu masks, the statuary of mende people of Sierra Leone is relatively rare and unstudied..” read more on Sothebys catalogue Note
Height: 74 cm
Weight: 3,2 kg