TEMNE HEADS, Sierra Leone

This head has been vetted as being authentic with signs of use and age.


TEMNE
Head 8
18.5" high
$800

Despite their appearance, the pieces below show no evidence of age or use.


 

TEMNE
Head 1
29" high
$1000

 

TEMNE
Head 2
33" high
$800



TEMNE
Head 4
29.5" high
$700




TEMNE
Head 6
17" high
$400

TEMNE
Head 7
16.5" high
$500

TEMNE
Head 9
15.5" high
$400

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

TEMNE, Heads, Sierra Leone

The Temne, who are related to the Baga, live in small chiefdoms within Sierra Leone. Ruled by a central chief, they are socially regulated by secret societies such as the male Poro society and the female Bondo association. The animal heads often have removable horns or other features.

On heads 1-4 the horns remove, and would be shipped with them removed. They would have to be wedged back in place or glued.

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