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A Fine Old Yoruba Gelede African mask Ex Dr Thompson

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A Fine Old Yoruba Gelede African mask Ex Dr Thompson
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This is a wonderful carved wooden mask featuring the original pigments and paint, this mask dates to the early 20th century 1900-1930. The figure on top is well carved with raised scars and charming pose on seat. Likely represents an important figure in the village. The Gelede spectacle is a yearly dance that is meant to amuse, educate and inspire worship among the tribe. Yoruba peoples, Nigeria, Africa. The mask measures 21 x 11 inches. Provenance: Dr. Eugene Thompson, Rockville Centre, New York
Condition
Good, well handled and worn
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A Fine Old Yoruba Gelede African mask Ex Dr Thompson

Estimate $1,000 - $2,000
Feb 19, 2022
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Starting Price $50
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0051: A Fine Old Yoruba Gelede African mask Ex Dr Thompson

Sold for $400
14 Bids
Est. $1,000 - $2,000Starting Price $50
Museum Quality African & Ethnographic Arts
Feb 19, 2022 12:00 PM EST
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Lot 0051 Details

Description
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This is a wonderful carved wooden mask featuring the original pigments and paint, this mask dates to the early 20th century 1900-1930. The figure on top is well carved with raised scars and charming pose on seat. Likely represents an important figure in the village. The Gelede spectacle is a yearly dance that is meant to amuse, educate and inspire worship among the tribe. Yoruba peoples, Nigeria, Africa. The mask measures 21 x 11 inches. Provenance: Dr. Eugene Thompson, Rockville Centre, New York
Condition
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Good, well handled and worn

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