Lot 175: A Mende shrine object

A Mende shrine object , Mende; Sierra Leone

An unusual figure in the form of a female head carved in the round in classical style on a columnar neck with flanged base. Overall blackened patina. Possibly an object associated with girl's initiation. H. 10 1/2"

Property of an East Coast private collector

Estimate: $900 - $1,200

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