Female figure

Sherbro region, Sierra Leone
Master of the Flat Hands

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About 1895, collected in Sierra Leone by Dr. John Fitzmaurice Manning (b. 1866/1867 or 1871 – d. 1920), Kano, Nigeria and Dublin, Ireland [see note]; by descent to his daughter, Mary Manning Howe (b. 1906 – d. 1999), Dublin and Boston; about 1933, given by Mary Manning Howe to Polly Thayer Starr (b. 1904 – d. 2006), Boston; 2006, bequeathed by Mrs. Starr to Helen Howe Braider, Boulder, CO; 2017, gift of Helen Howe Braider to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 21, 2017)

NOTE: Dr. Manning was a physician who was living in Sierra Leone in 1895. By 1897 he had left, and was stationed as a medical officer in Kano, Nigeria.

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Gift of Helen Howe Braider in memory of Fitzmaurice Manning