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African Tribal Art Fine Yoruba Gelede Mask Headdress

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A late 19th century Yoruba Gelede mask. A fine example of a male Gelede mask used in the Gelede masquerades, The Gelede masquerade is associated with the recognition of the power of woman and the appeasement of potential witches, The masquerade incorporates a large corpus of mask styles which are kept in a special house and only brought out and used during the Gelede celebrations. Yoruba People Nigeria Condition: Aged patina from many years of tribal use, expected wear Size H 36 x 25 cm 14 x 10 inches Provenance:Dr Van der Schotte, Ghent, Belgium Ex Zemanek Auction House.

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    H 14.18 in. x W 9.85 in. x D 7.88 in.H 36 cm x W 25 cm x D 20 cm
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    LU3650310724863
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