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- Country of origin: Nigeria
- Size: 29 cm H x 18 cm W
- Materials: wood, red and blue pigments, kaolin
- Authentic african art
Authentic Yorouba mask, with complete tattoos.
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 Michel Gault, St-Tropez
Early 20th Century
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