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IMAGE number
WNF631504
Title
Figures in this style are known in Mende as kambei and belong to female diviners of officials of the women's Sande and Njaye societies
Description
Adding the crown and medals as attributes of Queen Victoria to the idealised image of female beauty may have been intended to enhance the figure's power and prestige Country of Origin: Sierra Leone Culture: Mende or neighbouring people Date / Period: Late 19th - early 20th C Place of Origin: Southern Sierra Leone Material Size: Wood / Private Collection
Photo credit
Werner Forman Archive / Bridgeman Images
Keywords
sub-saharan / medicine / empire / art / africa / cultural / society / colonialism / british / encounters / woman / feminine / minsereh / leone / mende / sande / sierra
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