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Sub-Saharan West Africa

Sierra Leone, Mende tribe

Helmet mask

Wood

14 1/2 x 8 x 9 1/2 in. (36.8 x 20.3 x 24.1 cm)

Gift of Dr. Leonard Roberts, Class of 1938

93.042.001

Mali, Bamana people

Antelope figure headdress (Chi-wara)

Carved wood

35 x 12 1/8 in. (88.9 x 30.8 cm)

Bequest of Hilda Brand Jaffe

81.012.008

Nigeria, Ibo people

Female spirit mask

Wood, woven textiles, and pigment

22 1/2 x 8 x 14 1/2 in. (57.2 x 20.3 x 36.8 cm)

Gift of Dorothy Brill Robbins, Class of 1933

90.057.011

Mali, Bamana (Bambara), 20th century

Komo-society headdress

Feathers, quills, horns, and encrustation

H. 23 in. (58 cm)

Gift of William W. Brill

89.015.015

Ivory Coast, Baule, 20th century

Baboon (Gbekre)

Wood, mixed media, and sacrificial material

H. 28 in. (71 cm)

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leroy S. Lavine

81.086.005