Loma Peoples

Poro Society Horizontal Mask (kpakalogi sinei)

Category
Culture
Loma, Poro Society
Place Made
Liberia/Guinea border
Materials
Wood, cotton, monkey fur, cowrie shells, feathers, leopard skin, metal, seeds
Measurements
28 x 71 x 30 in.
Credit Line
Museum purchase through the Ella West Freeman Foundation Matching Fund
Accession #
72.40
Description

The head is elongated and abstracted. The jaw is hinged with peg teeth and a monkey fur beard. The headdress has an elaborate band decorated with shells and skin with feathers in mass at the top.