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18th-19th c. Stone Kissi Nomoli Figure, Sierra Leone

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About A stone Nomoli figure in a crossed legged, seated position from the Kissi people of Sierra Leone. Creator: Unknown. Date of manufacture: circa 18th-19th century. Materials and techniques: Carved stone. Condition: Good. Wear consistent with age and use. Dimensions: H 12 in., W 5 in., D 4 in. History A Nomoli is a carved stone figurine native to Sierra Leone and Liberia. They are usually made of soapstone, granite or limestone. Nomoli figurines are among the earliest works of art from Sierra Leone. The Nomoli figurines and similar stone sculptures are the only known remains of an Empire that existed hundreds of years ago in what is Sierra Leone and LIberia today. Nomoli figurines are often associated with the Mende people as they are often buried on Mende land. They are used as oracles and for protection.

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  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
    Sierra Leone
  • Date of Manufacture
    Unknown
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 12 in. x W 5 in. x D 4 in.H 30.48 cm x W 12.7 cm x D 10.16 cm
  • Seller Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU1280217141282
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