Yoruba Gelede Mask

A fine late 19th century Yoruba Gelede mask.

A good example of a male Gelede mask used in the Gelede masquerades, the Gelede masquerade is associated withthe recognition of the power of woman and moreover the appeasement of potential witches, the masquerade incorporates a large corpus of mask styles which are kept in a special house and only brought out and used during the Gelede celebrations.Yoruba NigeriaAged patina from years of tribal use

Provenance:Dr Van der Schotte, Ghent, Belgium

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