Gelede Mask

Unknownlate 19th or early 20th century

Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn, New York City, United States

Mask with large elaborate headtie painted in many layers of yellow, blue, red, green, brown, and black. Nostrils pierced for wearer to see through. Condition is fair. Paint raised and cracked.


  • Title: Gelede Mask
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: late 19th or early 20th century
  • Location Created: Nigeria
  • Type: Masks
  • Rights: Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
  • External Link: http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/objects/3014/Gelede_Mask
  • Medium: Wood, pigment
  • Dimensions: 11 3/4 x 9 1/4 x 12 in. (29.8 x 23.5 x 30.5 cm)
  • Culture: Yoruba
  • Collection: Arts of Africa
  • Accession number: 22.227

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