Gbangbani Figure

This is described as a carving associated with the menÕs Gbangbani society, found among the Limba and Loko people in northern Sierra Leone. The figure depicts a woman standing upright, and it originally had moveable arms, though one is now missing. It has a dark brown colour from the herbs that were rubbed onto the figure during ceremonies. It was acquired from a Pa Sara Limba of Kamakwie in Bombali District, where it had been used in the Gbangbani Society Bush.

Further Information

  • Type: Figures, sculpture
  • Object: Gbangbani Figure
  • Materials: Wood
  • Culture Group: Limba
  • Dimensions: 290mm (H), 180mm (W)
  • Production Date: Pre 1981
  • Associated Places: Kamakwie, Sella Chiefdom, Bombali District
  • Associated People: Amadu Jalloh (Seller)
  • Museum: Sierra Leone National Museum
  • Accession Number: SLNM.1981.01.04

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