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Object Number: 81-11-7
Current Location: Africa Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Yoruba
Gelede
Provenience: Nigeria
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Height: 30.4cm
Width: 30.2cm
Depth: 30cm
Credit Line:Received from various sources, pre-1981

Description

Gelede mask. The face is painted bright green, and the cheeks have three blue stripes each. The eyes and mouth are chartreuse. The forehead has three vertical blue stripes. The intricately carved headdress is painted in red, white, blue, yellow, pink and green, and may be an oil-base paint. There are evenly spaced perforations around the base.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

African Gallery ( Aug 1995)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Article] Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. (Back Cover). Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 41 (3) : Page/Fig./Plate: Back CoverView Objects cited in this Publication

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