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Description

A cast metal female head. The face has a pronounced brow with three small protruding marks above each eye, possibly representing scarification. Below the slightly protruding lips is a shallow jaw line leading to a long neck which is decorated with three thin rings. On the head is an elaborate headdress or hairstyle, starting at the hair line and culminating in a tall, thin cone-shaped projection at the top of the head that curves slightly forward. It is decorated with angled lines that are raised and crossed, making a diamond pattern. Decorations attached to the headdress hang down in front of the ears and at the back of the neck. The inside of the head is hollow and has a wire hanging halfway down from the point of the headdress.

Narrative

Marcel Ollivier was the French Consul General posted to Freetown, Sierra Leone, c. 1960s-1970, during which time he purchased this collection of objects (2853/1-9). He later finished his diplomatic service in Vancouver as French Consul General from 1982-1986, after which he retired to England. The objects were donated to MOA at the specific request of Ollivier, via his daughter-in-law.

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