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Gelede crest mask (N° 14060)

Ex-collection French African art.
This Bright Yellow Painted African Mask is shaped like a crest with raffia twigs. It was worn with a contours costume eroded at the base. The Gelede cult has become a contemporary heritage, based on ancestral traditions: the 'href'U'0022"-Unesco has enrolled it in the PCI (Immaterial Cultural Heritage of humanity) in 2008 .
Regarding the ceremonies of the 'a href'""- Gelede , practiced mainly in the Western Yoruba kingdoms, masks are built on the same principle: a face (of the type mask-heaum) and a scene that develops on the top of the mask. These are used as part of masquerades dedicated to the "Mother Supreme " Iya Nla, Olokun or Yemoja depending on the region. Their appearance that entertains the public teaches him both the virtues of social life and reminds the women of Yoruba society of their obligations towards others.  

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Originex-collection française
Material(s)wood, raphia
Height cm37
Width24 cm
Weight1.30 Kg
Estimated dating1ère halfxx°
Socle inclusOptional

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