Detail View: The AMICA Library: Mask for Gelede

AMICA ID: 
AIC_.1963.843
AMICA Library Year: 
1998
Object Type: 
Costume and Jewelry
Creator Name: 
Unknown
Creator Nationality: 
African; West African; Nigerian
Creator Dates/Places: 
Africa, Nigeria//Africa, West Africa, Benin, Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone, Southern Ghana, Southern Nigeria, Togo (SL) Africa,West Africa,Nigeria
Creator Name-CRT: 
Yoruba
Title: 
Mask for Gelede
Title Type: 
preferred
View: 
3/4 view
Creation Date: 
Early/mid-20th century
Creation Start Date: 
1801
Creation End Date: 
1900
Materials and Techniques: 
Wood, pigment
Subject Description: 
Helmet mask in the form of female face surmounted by stylized fish structure. Bulging, almond shaped eyes, broad nose, and scarification marks on cheeks.
Creation Place: 
Africa,West Africa,Nigeria
Dimensions: 
H: 7 3/8 in. (18.7 cm); W: 12 1/4 in. (31.1 cm); L: 13 1/2 in. (34.3 cm)
AMICA Contributor: 
The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: 
Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 
1963.843
Credit Line: 
The Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of Winter and Hirsch, Inc.
Rights: 
Related Image Identifier Link: 
AIC_.E33673.TIF