Lot: 17

Early helmet mask "ndoli jowei"

Sierra Leone, Mende

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Ahmadu Jah, Stockholm, Sweden
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden

Jah (1936-2018) was a Swedish musician (drums), composer and orchestra leader. He is the father of the musicians Neneh Cherry and Titiyo Jah.
H: 15.4 inch 600 EUR / 1200 EUR

wood, metal, insect caused damage, base The particularly small minimalistic face and the subtle neck folds indicate an early date of origin for this mask.


Phillips, Ruth B., Representing Woman, Los Angeles 1995, p. 97