Gelede Horned Yoruba Mask from Nigeria

Tribe: Yoruba                    Country: Nigeria                    Object: Mask                    Height: 12″

Gelede is a ceremonial dance that is performed at festivals and gatherings throughout the year. Masks created for this commemoration come in many shapes and sizes. This Gelede mask is in representation of a devil and would have been accompanied by an elaborate costume to compliment the array of colors painted on the mask.

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