Yoruba Gelede Helmet Mask, Nigeria
Lot 317
Yoruba Gelede Helmet Mask, Nigeria
Sold for US$ 8,750 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Yoruba Gelede Helmet Mask, Nigeria
height 15 1/4in (38.5cm)
of deeply hollowed form and pierced around the edges for attachment, the single-crested coiffure dividing two coiled pangolins above an elliptical facial plane with pierce almond-shaped eyes, flaring nostrils and pursed lips; fine, honey-brown patina with indigo, red, black and yellow pigments.

Provenance:
Private American Collection

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  1. Fredric Backlar
    Specialist - African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art
    Bonhams
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    7601 W. Sunset Boulevard
    Los Angeles, 90046
    United States
    Work +1 323 436 5416
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