This older Yoruba Gelede mask represents a European colonial with a composed expression wearing a pith helmet and beard. Gelede masks were danced in pairs expressing social and political commentary and to honor the spiritual power of women elders.
Time Period: 19th/Early 20th c
Provenance: From a Scottsdale, AZ collection
Materials: Wood, pigment and fiber with custom stand
Dimensions: 9 in. high x 12 in. wide
Condition: Mask in good condition, some pigment loss and 4” vertical crack from upper right rim with indigenous repair, stable
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