A magnificent Yoruba Gelede Headress mask, with nice signs of usage. It has a deeply hollowed form with basketry and fabric interior, a single-crested coiffure above an elliptical facial plane with almond-shaped eyes, flaring nostrils and pursed lips; light brown patina with blue, black and yellow pigments. A shoulder "skirt" is attached via the usual holes. Approx: 17 1/2" high; 14" diameter at the opening.
Made for tribal use, this was dated to around 1900 to 1910 when we acquired it in the mid-1990's.
Condition: nice usage. Shoulder "skirt" with old repair, and also more recent split (please see photos). Please email with any questions.
We will ship according to the purchaser's requirements, USPS, FedEx, UPS or Freight. We recommend at the very least double boxing in sturdy cardboard with peanuts between the inner and outer box. Because of the size, there will be a handling charge of $5. The shipping, packing & insurance charges will be at cost. We are experienced packers & shippers, but are happy to arrange professional services if so desired,
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Texas buyers please note that sales tax will be collected either by Ruby Lane or by us.
Antique African Mask Yoruba Gelede Helmet Mask