Yoruba Gelede helmet mask - SOLD OUT

There are a multitude of masks linked to the Gelede festivities among the Yoruba. They are most often eccentric and very colorful; the sculptors give free rein to their wildest inspiration for the realization of these masks. It also happens that the dancers themselves make their masks. The dances in which masks such as this one come out still take place today.

Here, a traditional African zoomorphic Yoruba mask depicting an aggressive hyena or dog being ridiculed by the small hat placed on its head.

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Data sheet

Presumed dating
Circa 1960
Size
39 cm
Ethnic group
Yoruba
Material(s)
Wood
Country
Nigeria
Origin
Tribal Art Collection Portugal
Condition
Excellent

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