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Costume and Jewelry
African; West African; Nigerian
Africa, Nigeria//Africa, West Africa, Benin, Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone, Southern Ghana, Southern Nigeria, Togo (SL) Africa,West Africa,Nigeria
Mask for Gelede
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Helmet mask in the form of female face surmounted by stylized fish structure. Bulging, almond shaped eyes, broad nose, and scarification marks on cheeks.
H: 7 3/8 in. (18.7 cm); W: 12 1/4 in. (31.1 cm); L: 13 1/2 in. (34.3 cm)
The Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, USA
The Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of Winter and Hirsch, Inc.
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