Yoruba helmet mask
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- Country of origin: Nigeria
- Size: 25 cm H x 17 cm W
- Decorative african art
Gelede, a male association, uses the aesthetic power of sculpture, costume, song and dance to placate and please women, who have special spiritual power.
Often with elaborate superstructures, the headdresses appear as identical pairs in the dances.
Ex collection Jos Humblet, Brussels
©2017 Bert's Gallery of Tribal Art