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.

19th–20th century, Bwa peoples,  Burkina Faso, Black Volta River region. Medium: Wood, pigment, fiber Dimensions: H. 72 x W....

19th–20th century, Bwa peoples, Burkina Faso, Black Volta River region. Medium: Wood, pigment, fiber Dimensions: H. 72 x W....

Senufo Kpeliye'e Mask, Ivory Coast

Senufo Kpeliye'e Mask, Ivory Coast

Africa | Crest/skull mask from the Ejagham people of the Cross River region, Nigeria | Wood covered in Red Duiker hide (he tanned pelt, when stretched over the wood, imitates the grain, brilliance and volume of human flesh and renders these works surprisingly lifelike. The kaolin or light metal eye whites and dark wood pupils enhance this effect) | 19th - 20th century

Africa | Crest/skull mask from the Ejagham people of the Cross River region, Nigeria | Wood covered in Red Duiker hide (he tanned pelt, when stretched over the wood, imitates the grain, brilliance and volume of human flesh and renders these works surprisingly lifelike. The kaolin or light metal eye whites and dark wood pupils enhance this effect) | 19th - 20th century

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

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

Dan Gägon Mask, Ivory Coast http://afriart.tumblr.com/post/92335012574/ivory-coast-dan-gagon-bird-mask

Dan Gägon Mask, Ivory Coast http://afriart.tumblr.com/post/92335012574/ivory-coast-dan-gagon-bird-mask

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

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

Africa  Mask from the Guro people of Ivory Coast  Wood

Africa Mask from the Guro people of Ivory Coast Wood

Kifwebe Sorcerer Dancer, Democratic Republic of the Congo Référence proposée par Barbara Verhaeghe, thérapeute spécialisée dans l'accompagnement des personnes souffrant de boulimie, hyperphagie, anorexie, orthorexie, phobie alimentaire. www.pleinement-soi.com

Kifwebe Sorcerer Dancer, Democratic Republic of the Congo Référence proposée par Barbara Verhaeghe, thérapeute spécialisée dans l'accompagnement des personnes souffrant de boulimie, hyperphagie, anorexie, orthorexie, phobie alimentaire. www.pleinement-soi.com

Africa | Helmet mask "epa" from the Yoruba people of Nigeria | Wood, polychrome paint | Used at "epa" celebrations, young men prove their skills and strength by carrying such high tapering and heavy masks on top of their heads, while dancing and jumping.

Africa | Helmet mask "epa" from the Yoruba people of Nigeria | Wood, polychrome paint | Used at "epa" celebrations, young men prove their skills and strength by carrying such high tapering and heavy masks on top of their heads, while dancing and jumping.

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