This head has been vetted as being authentic with signs of use and age.
Despite its appearance, this piece shows no evidence of age or use.
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.