A late 19th century Yoruba Gelede mask. A fine example of a male Gelede mask used in the Gelede masquerades, The Gelede masquerade is associated with the recognition of the power of woman and the appeasement of potential witches, The masquerade incorporates a large corpus of mask styles which are kept in a special house and only brought out and used during the Gelede celebrations. If you look through the archive of Zemanek you will see this piece estimate 1500 -2000 euro, the black pic is from the catalog. The item "AFRICAN TRIBAL ART Large Old Yoruba Gelede Mask Headdress" is in sale since Thursday, July 18, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic Antiques\African".The seller is "arte-facto" and is located in london, London. This item can be shipped worldwide.