Arts of Africa
late 19th century
11 1/4 x 9 x 14 15/16 in. (28.6 x 22.9 x 37.9 cm) (show scale)
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Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
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Yorùbá. Gelede Mask, late 19th century. Wood, pigment, 11 1/4 x 9 x 14 15/16 in. (28.6 x 22.9 x 37.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.757. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.757_threequarter_PS5.jpg)
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Polychrome wood male mask with special head tie for Gelede Society dances. Scarification patterns on cheeks and forehead.
Condition good. Surface abrasions on face and neck; edges slightly chipped; some pigment loss. Piece loose from upper lip.
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