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)
Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
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.
This item is not on view
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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