MENDE JANUS HEAD 7, Sierra Leone

This Janus head has been vetted as being authentic with signs of use and age.


Photographs © Hamill Gallery

MENDE
JANUS HEAD 7
10.5" high x 5.25" wide x 6" deep
Sierra Leone
$600

Though inelegantly carved compared to most Mende pieces, it shares their interest in hairdos and neckrings in a more simple style. A textile was pressed against a heavy layer of paint resulting in a distinct texture (see detail below).

 

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