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Catalog Number 1974.E.02.ed
Object Name Figurine
Culture Mende
World Region Africa
Sub-region West Africa
Country Sierre Leone
Description Black painted replica of minsereh; woman's head. Smooth base of cylindrical section, on top is 4 large rings representing rolls of fat around the neck. The almost spherical head tops the rings, with a compact face, a high domed forehead and hair. Small ridges show texture and direction of hair, with 3 larger crest ridges on top of head.

Function: Replica
Maker Adult Male
Material Plaster, paint
Dimensions English: 16.6" x 3.4" (diameter)
Metric: 41.5 cm x 8.5 cm (diameter)