Gelede Society Mask


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Artifact Identification Gelede Society Mask   (1984.10.0001)
  1. Communication Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Personal Symbols
  4. :
  5. Status Symbols
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date 19th – 20th century CE
Culture Yoruba, Gelede Society
Location On Exhibitin the Africa exhibit

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Depth) 25.0 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 20.2 cm
Dimension 3 (Height) 17.5 cm
Weight 385 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Plant--Wood, Pigment--Stain
Manufacturing Processes Carved, Staining, Incising, Hollowing, Piercing
Munsell Color Information waived

Research Remarks

Published Description N/A
Description N/A

"Gelede Masquerade: Imagery and Motif" by Henry John Drewal in African Arts vol. 7, #4, Summer 1974


Drewal, Henry John. Gelede. 1983: 250, pl. 159.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Richard and Barbara Faletti Family Collection
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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