'EXCLUSIVE 20th CENTURY TRIBAL ART’

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

ca 1930







'EXCLUSIVE 20th CENTURY TRIBAL ART’


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Yoruba helmet mask

  • 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

ca 1930