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Found in Yorubaland (southern Nigeria), this helmet mask represents Sango a royal ancestor of the Yoruba (the third king of the Oyo Kingdom). Facial “Pele” markings on the checks.
This is probably a ceremonial mask. Carved from one piece of wood, the incrusted patina and distinctive features put this… Continue reading
Nigeria Africa. Circa mid-1900's
7.5" tall x 12" long x 8" wide