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Woman’s helmet mask (sowei)
ca. late 19th century – early 20th century
Mende people, Sierra Leone
H: 42; W: 22.5; Diam: 24.5 cm
Gift of Fernandez Arman, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum
Accession number: B91.0164

Beauty and Sanctity: the Israel Museum at 40. A Series of Exhibitions Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Zalmona, Yigal, 2006

Beyond the Eye of the Beholder: Ideals of Human Beauty in Africa and the Americas, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 01/03/2005 - 17/01/2006

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir