TEMNE MASKS / HEADDRESSES ARCHIVES, Sierra Leone

 

Despite their appearance, the pieces below show no evidence of age or use and were probably made to be sold.

The Temne heads below have been sold and are left here for educational and research purposes. For all unsold headresses, GO TO TEMNE MASKS/HEADRESSES

TEMNE
Head 5
26.5" high
SOLD



TEMNE
Head 3
31" high
SOLD

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

TEMNE, HEADS, Sierra Leone

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 headdress 3, the horns remove and would be shipped with them removed. They would have to be wedged back in place or glued.

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