Yorùbá. <em>Gelede Mask</em>, 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)

Gelede Mask


Medium: Wood, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:late 19th century

Dimensions: 11 1/4 x 9 x 14 15/16 in. (28.6 x 22.9 x 37.9 cm)


Accession Number: 22.757

Image: CUR.22.757_threequarter_PS5.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
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.

Brooklyn Museum