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.