TEMNE HEADDRESS 5, Sierra Leone

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

TEMNE, HEAD 5, 26.5"high x 6.5"wide x 12.5"deep, $600, SOLD

This head has been vetted as being authentic.

The Temne,who are related to the Baga, live in small chiefdoms within Sierra Leone. Ruled by a central chief, they are socially regulated by secret societies such as the male Poro society and the female Bondo association. The animal headdresses often have removable horns or other features.

On this headdress the horn is fixed and does not remove.

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