Ivory Sowei Mask

This is a miniature representation of a Sowei mask, carved out of Ivory. It was purchased at the Sierra Leone Festival of Arts, in the 1950s.

Further Information

  • Type: Ivories
  • Object: Ivory Sowei Mask
  • Materials: Bone, ivory, tooth
  • Culture Group: Mende
  • Dimensions: Unknown
  • Production Date: Pre 1958
  • Associated Places: Kailahun, Luawa Chiefdom
  • Associated People: Paramount Chief Alpha Ngobeh, Kailahun, Luawa Chiefdom (Trader); S.L. Festival of the Arts, St. Edward Primary School, Freetown
  • Museum: Sierra Leone National Museum
  • Accession Number: SLNM.1958.11.01

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