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ID number:  BIRRC-D0249
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  Danford Collection of West African Art and Artefacts
Title / Object name:  Helmet mask
Object type:  Mask
Collector:  Danford, John
Materials:  Wood, stained black
Measurements:  52 cm

This mask has been decorated with and elaborate head-dress which is topped by a small, rectangular block. There is a single 's' shaped symbol on the forehead. Although it conforms to no recognisable tribal style, the helmet form is a recognised type of mask in African masquerade tradition. This mask has been made for sale to Europeans and was collected in Sierra Leone in 1966. It was lent to the Danford Collection by J.Danford in 1969 and was purchased in 1975.

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Danford, John

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