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Mende tribe, Bundu mask
Sierra Leone
Wood
12" high, 8 1/2" diameter, Note the snake on each side.
Circa: early 20th century
# y2195-2
Was $995

Reduced Price: $746

 

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Bundu Masks are used in the women's secret society known as Sande. They are a reflection of the Mende people's perception of ideal beauty and are worn during the initiation ceremony for young girls who are entering womanhood. Note the 2 snakes, one on each side.


Note: hole in top of mask (see photo above) is where the circumcision knife is held)