Carved wood helmet mask with braided hair; these masks were worn by the secretive ‘sande’ womens society, concerned with the coming of age ceremony of young girls. The characteristics of the mask were a representation of the tribes ideology of beauty – carefully braided hair, small composed mouth, smooth flat forehead, small slit eyes and a ringed neck. This mask is a particularly pleasing example, radiating peace and benevolence.

Mende Helmet Mask

£850.00 Regular Price
£552.50Sale Price
  • Height: 390mm
    Diameter: 210mm