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AFRICAN ARTIFACTS: SEWI (sowo-wui) HELMET MASK OF THE BUNDI SOCIETY Mende People of Sierra Leone. This is a Sande Secret Society Headdress. The rolls of fat under the chin depict a sign of beauty, good health, & wealth. Measurements are 15" x 19" 3 lbs,6.8 oz. NOTE: THESE ARTIFACTS ARE FROM AN ESTATE IN SOUTHERN MARYLAND. In order to provide the most acdurate information, in addition to what accompanied the artifacts, I confered with the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution. Each artifact is listed as IN THE STYLE OF (ARTICULATED EXAMPLES OF 20th. CENTURY EXOTIC DÉCOR).
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- Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
- 20TH. C.
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