Gelede mask; carved of wood; in the form of human face with two short horns and two long horns, two human figures stretching between long horns, one animal standing on lower human figure with short horn in each front paw, bird? carved on outside of each long horn, human figure standing on back of head with arms reaching behind to grasp base of long horns; hair painted black, animal painted black with white spots, horns painted with black, white and brown stripes.

Gelede mask; carved of wood; in the form of human face with two short horns and two long horns, two human figures stretching between long horns, one animal standing on lower human figure with short horn in each front paw, bird? carved on outside of each long horn, human figure standing on back of head with arms reaching behind to grasp base of long horns; hair painted black, animal painted black with white spots, horns painted with black, white and brown stripes.

Africa | Mask from Grasslands of Cameroon | Wood and pigment

Africa | Mask from Grasslands of Cameroon | Wood and pigment

Africa | Kpélié mask from the Senufo people of the Ivory Coast | Wood

Africa | Kpélié mask from the Senufo people of the Ivory Coast | Wood

Yoruba Agere Ifa (Divination Cup), Egba - Abeokuta, Nigeria

Yoruba Agere Ifa (Divination Cup), Egba - Abeokuta, Nigeria

Japanese Noh theater mask of Sanko-jo 三光尉

Japanese Noh theater mask of Sanko-jo 三光尉

Africa | Equestrian figure from the Senufo people of the Ivory Coast | Wood

Africa | Equestrian figure from the Senufo people of the Ivory Coast | Wood

Africa | Mask from the Bambara people of Mali | Wood.

Africa | Mask from the Bambara people of Mali | Wood.

Igbo Maiden Spirit Mask 16, Nigeria The best known among them are the so-called Maiden Spirit masks (Agbogho mmwo) which are danced by men at agricultural festivals and funerals of prominent members of the village. Topped by elaborate coiffures, these masks are said to represent the beauty and purity of deceased maidens.

Igbo Maiden Spirit Mask 16, Nigeria The best known among them are the so-called Maiden Spirit masks (Agbogho mmwo) which are danced by men at agricultural festivals and funerals of prominent members of the village. Topped by elaborate coiffures, these masks are said to represent the beauty and purity of deceased maidens.

Maiden Spirit (Agbogho Mmuo) Helmet Mask    Nigeria, Lgbo, North. Late 19th- early 20th centuries

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Maiden Spirit (Agbogho Mmuo) Helmet Mask Nigeria, Lgbo, North. Late 19th- early 20th centuries

A Yoruba Epa Mask. Nigeria, mid 20th century. A large and impressively carved superstructure ceremonial helmet mask with a tall imposing figure surmounting the janiform human helmet. The figure atop is adorned with fez headdress, and holding a staff and sword. Elaborately painted polychrome surface. 43-1/2” H.

A Yoruba Epa Mask. Nigeria, mid 20th century. A large and impressively carved superstructure ceremonial helmet mask with a tall imposing figure surmounting the janiform human helmet. The figure atop is adorned with fez headdress, and holding a staff and sword. Elaborately painted polychrome surface. 43-1/2” H.

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