Minsereh Figure


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Basic Information

Artifact Identification Minsereh Figure   (1971.13.0027)
  1. Communication Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Ceremonial Artifacts
  4. :
  5. Religious Objects
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Colonial, 20th century
Culture Mende, Yassi Society

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Height) 45.2 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 18.8 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 8.3 cm
Weight 393 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Plant--Wood, Pigment--Stain
Manufacturing Processes Carved, Staining, Incising
Munsell Color Information waived

Research Remarks

Published Description N/A
Description N/A
Comparanda N/A

Gower, Tess. Art of the Mende from Sierra Leone: The Guy Massie-Taylor Collection. Glasgow: Glasgow Museums and Art Galleries, 1980. Hart, W. A. "So-Called Minsereh Figures from Sierra Leone." African Arts 18.1 (November 1984): 84-86 + 96.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Purchase
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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