Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Woman’s helmet mask (sowei)
Mende people, Sierra Leone
Wood
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
 
 

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

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

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