A painted head crest mask which appears to be from a 'Gelede cult,' known for honoring women and fertility, in ... moreA painted head crest mask which appears to be from a 'Gelede cult,' known for honoring women and fertility, in the state of Benin (formerly Dahomey) in Nigeria, 20th century. This bust features three sets of vertical striations on the figure's cheeks and forehead, a conical sienna hued hat, and bright red lips. This piece The mostly monochromatic palate with the vibrant dash of red in the figure's lips detailing- as well as its uncultivated, almost feral aura- make this an especially powerful and compelling example of African art. It would be a great acquisition for collectors, or for someone simply looking for a striking object to decorate an interior space. Nigeria, 20th Century 24"H X 6"W X 6"D less
- 6ʺW × 6ʺD × 24ʺH
- Early 20th Century
- Item Type
- Vintage, Antique or Pre-owned
- Condition Notes
- EXCELLENT EXCELLENT less
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