Gola. <em>Helmet Mask (Gbetu) with Raffia Costume</em>, early to mid 20th century. Wood, pigment, metal, raffia, 93 x 48 in. (236.2 x 121.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of William C. Siegmann, 2011.53.1a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2011.53.1a-b_PS6.jpg)

Helmet Mask (Gbetu) with Raffia Costume


Medium: Wood, pigment, metal, raffia

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:early to mid 20th century

Dimensions: 93 x 48 in. (236.2 x 121.9 cm)



Accession Number: 2011.53.1a-b

Image: 2011.53.1a-b_PS6.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Helmet-shaped wooden mask (a) surmounted by long ringed neck with small head at the top. Helmet portion of the mask carved with an arrangement of geometric patterns. Costume consists of two fringes of raffia, one resting around base of mask at dancer’s neck and other larger skirt (b) likely worn around chest or possibly waist.

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