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Mende tribe, Bundu shrine piece, This is not a mask for wearing, but is kept at the shrine for taking the oath in the women's Sande Society.
Sierra Leone
7 1/2"  diameter x 10 1/2"
# y2874-2
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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.