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Cameroun ~ "Cimier" Face Mask from the Tikar people ~ Bronze and Raffia - century

Gelede Mask  Yoruba people, Nigeria    12 inches, painted wood    This Gelede mask is used by the Yoruba who live along the boundary between southwestern Nigeria and present day Benin (Dahomey). It shows a female with a large rounded coiffure and may reflect local traditions of facial marking and symbolic headdress, whereas this example brings to mind the beautiful and classic sculpted heads of ancient Ife. This mask was repainted and shows some signs of bright blue showing through the…

Gelede Mask Yoruba people, Nigeria 12 inches, painted wood This Gelede…

Lega. D. R. Congo

Lega artist Maskette (lukwakongo), late century Wood, kaolin, and fiber - link doesn't work

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