Gelede mask Nigeria Wood H. 32 cm Gelede... - Lot 93 - Binoche et Giquello

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Gelede mask Nigeria Wood H. 32 cm Gelede... - Lot 93 - Binoche et Giquello
Gelede mask Nigeria
Wood
H. 32 cm
Gelede mask, Nigeria
H. 12 5/8 in
Beautiful and very old Gelede mask. Female face, the hairstyle is composed of small braids in a cascade. An ancient rite linked to the Yoruba kingdom, Gelede ceremonies date back to the 17th century and are closely linked to fertility.
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