Gelede mask - ROM2008_9801_40

ROM2008_9801_40

Gelede mask

Maker: Yoruba
Medium:Wood, pigment
Geography: Republic of Benin
Date: c. 1920
Dimensions:
27.3 x 39.4 cm
Object number: 924.9.76
Credit Line: M.A. Leblond Collection of African Carvings
On view
Gallery Location:Shreyas and Mina Ajmera Gallery of Africa, the Americas and Asia-Pacific
DescriptionWhile all Gelede masks reproduce the form of a human head, the area above the face can display a wide range of motifs that identify the character of the mask or the social issue addressed by the performance. This particular mask portrays an elegant woman identified by her elaborate and colorful headdress.
Browse Categories:Sacred & Ceremonial
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