Wooden Staff

A wooden staff, with a female head at one end. The head resembles a sowei mask, with its ridged hairstyle and segmented neck. The British Museum catalogue suggests it might be associated with the Sande society.

Further Information

  • Type: Regalia
  • Object: Wooden Staff
  • Materials: Wood
  • Culture Group: Mende
  • Dimensions: 910mm [L] x 40mm [W] x 40mm [C]
  • Production Date: Pre 1949
  • Associated Places: Unknown
  • Associated People: D. K Oldman
  • Museum: British Museum
  • Accession Number: BM:Af.1949.46.8

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