Gelede Mask with Bird on Head
Arts of Africa
late 19th or early 20th century
13 3/4 x 9 x 15 1/2 in. (34.9 x 22.9 x 39.4 cm) (show scale)
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Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
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Yorùbá. Gelede Mask with Bird on Head, late 19th or early 20th century. Wood, pigment, 13 3/4 x 9 x 15 1/2 in. (34.9 x 22.9 x 39.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.821. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.821_side_PS5.jpg)
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Wooden mask, semi-helmet type. Polychromed, representing a human face. A large bird carved at top. Color considerably dulled.
Condition: worn, chipped paint.
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