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Pomdo ('Image of the Dead' Figure)


Stone carvings of this type are not rare. Thousands have been found around Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. They have also been recovered in smaller numbers in Mali. They are often discovered on river banks and in fields by farmworkers. The...

Mahen Yafe ('Head of the Chief' Head)


In the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, Portuguese traders called the populations that lived along coastal Sierra Leone Sapi. The Sapi, which now includes the Sherbro, Temne, and others of the West Atlantic language group, once lived in...

Ntadi (Funerary Figure)


The Mboma, a sub-group of the Kongo ethnic group in the Boma region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, carve and display mintadi (sing. ntadi; referring to the soft stone they are made of; also called bitumba, sing....