Minsereh figure


Leeds Museums & Galleries

Leeds Museums & Galleries
United Kingdom

Carved wood female figure, called a minsereh, with elaborate headdress and ringed neck. Used by the Yassi society for magical healing, traces of whitening on the wood. Front tip of right foot chipped off. Vertical panel of raised dots down tummy, serrated girdle and rectangular apron carved on. Two neck rings.


  • Title: Minsereh figure
  • Creator: Yassi
  • Date Created: 1900/1920
  • Location Created: Sierra Leone
  • Physical Dimensions: object: 570 x 158 x 84mm
  • Subject Keywords: World cultures
  • Type: Figure
  • Medium: Wood

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