Statue(s) - Soapstone - Nomoli - Mende - Sierra Leone

Description
Statue(s) - Soapstone - Nomoli - Mende - Sierra Leone
2nd half 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Stone statue of a female drum player of the Mende culture in Sierre Leone, also known as Nomoli, statue has some damages but retains its decorative presentation. Rare to see a representation of a Female drum player in african art, but logic since in the Mende culture, woman are in charge,
also typical hairdress for Mende culture.Dating around 1950's

Lot details
Object
Statue(s)
Indigenous object name
Nomoli
Ethnic group/ culture
Mende
Region/ country
Sierra Leone
Material
Soapstone
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
24×8×11 cm
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