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A fragmentary Gelede Mask

A fragmentary Gelede Mask

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A fragmentary Gelede Mask, Yoruba, Nigeria, with a plane on the head on which nine figures are placed, playing different musical instruments, in the centre on top of the sculpture in the centre a cock; brown to reddish surface, without stand.

The Geledespectacle of the Yoroubais a public display of colourful masks which combines art and ritual dance to amuse, educate and inspire worship. Gelede celebrates “Mothers” (awon iya wa), a group that includes female ancestors and deities as well as the elderly women of the community, and the power and spiritual capacity these women have in society. Focusing not only on fertility and motherhood but also on correct social behaviour within the Yoruba society.

Height: 66 cm
Weight: 4,4 kg

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