Yangaima Figure

The Sierra Leone National Museum notes that this unusual wooden female figure comes from the Yangaima Secret Society . The figure is standing upright and has a protruding stomach. It has slanted eyes and an open mouth, baring two rows of sharpened teeth, and ears a cotton cap on the head.

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Further Information

  • Type: Figures, sculpture
  • Object: Yangaima Figure
  • Materials: Wood, Textile
  • Culture Group: Other
  • Dimensions: Unknown
  • Production Date: Pre 1971
  • Associated Places: Freetown (Place collected)
  • Associated People: Mr. B. Sesay, Freetown (Trader)
  • Museum: Sierra Leone National Museum
  • Accession Number: SLNM.1971.05.01

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