Gelede Society Mask

1984.10.0001

Thumbnail of Gelede Society Mask (1984.10.0001)

Detailed Images

Basic Information

Artifact Identification Gelede Society Mask   (1984.10.0001)
Classification/
Nomenclature
  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
Comparanda

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

Bibliography

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

Share What You Know!

The Spurlock Museum actively seeks opportunities to improve what we know and record about our collections. If you have knowledge about this object, please get in touch with our Registration staff by using the form below. Please note that we cannot give appraisals, provide any information related to value, or authenticate artifacts.

Please enter your first name.
Please enter your last name.
Please enter a valid email address.
Please enter comments you would like to share about the artifact.

All fields are required.