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Yoruba Sango Gelede Helmet Mask, Nigeria Africa

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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

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