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Mask - Wood, pigment - GELEDE - Yoruba - Nigeria

Lot reference 28606155
Mask - Wood, pigment - GELEDE - Yoruba - Nigeria

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1st half 20th century - Vintage - used with visible signs of wear

Object: Mask (More lots)
Indigenous object name: GELEDE
Ethnic group/ culture: Yoruba
Region/ country: Nigeria
Material: pigment, Wood
Period: 1st half 20th century
Condition: Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 22×26×24 cm

Private collection, Germany

Beautiful used example with a native repair

Gelede masks, such as this one, are worn by male Yoruba dancers at festivals honoring the women of the community, living and dead, especially the powerful Great Mothers, including both the elderly women of the community and the ancestors of Yoruba society. The Gelede performances entertain and educate, and document elements of everyday life, such as the woman’s head tie in this example. Through their movements, Gelede dancers express Yoruba ideals of male and female behavior.

Express courier shipping, fully insured. 1-3 days delivery within Europe. 3-5 days to USA

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Catawiki member since December 28, 2014, received 278 reviews in total (91 in last 12 months)

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    Objet totalement conforme et reçu rapidement. Merci pour David Malik.
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    collet37 August 21, 2019

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  • Thanks. Very nice.

    KaptanKrunch July 17, 2019

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    Bella statuetta un po' lunga la spedizione 25/06 arrivo 15/07
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    grigio1 July 16, 2019

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    Wonderful piece !
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    Scherli July 15, 2019

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  • Very nice item. Prompt shipping, well packed. Recommended.

    user-471d5a9 July 11, 2019

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    user-9d85b80 July 8, 2019

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    Le masque Dan-Kran se distingue par sa grande originalité due à de multiples détails pittoresques. Un excellent achat. Merci
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    Dankaertseeke July 4, 2019

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    Well received this fair old piece in a perfect protection packing.
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    Lezambi July 2, 2019

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    46ter July 1, 2019

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    Leider beim Transport zerstört. Abwicklung lief unproblematisch, Geld zurück erhalten
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    tatiefraise007 June 28, 2019

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    Zeer snelle levering van een uitstekend verpakte ,prachtige weefkatrol
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    steenhouwer June 27, 2019

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    Great piece! Fast delivery! Good contact! A+++++++
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    somniosus June 26, 2019

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    L`organisation de la vente était parfaite. La statue correspond aux photos, mais elle est très mal soclée, contrairement à l`annonce de la vente.
    Tant pis!!!!
    R. Greschik
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    user-2e91d8e June 17, 2019

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    Eine sehr schöne Statue, wie beschrieben .Gut verpackt
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    user-6ab0a03 May 25, 2019

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    ricevuto in ordine e ben imballato. Grazie. Gogo42
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    Gogo42 May 24, 2019

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    user-463bf7d May 24, 2019

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    sympatique petit masque Baoulé
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    AAA+++ EXCELENTE ...
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    solSOL May 8, 2019

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    Thank you.
    Glad that all worked out very well.
  • Nice and patient

    user-9f38de1 May 8, 2019

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  • Our Lwena mask arrived on time and carefully packed. We were pleased with our purchase but surprised at the size of the mask, too small to be worn with no explanation of how used and no provenance.

    user-ccfc50d May 3, 2019

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    très bonne transaction : merci.
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    user-ea3233a April 20, 2019

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    Tutto molto bene. Perfetto
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    renatowiki April 14, 2019

  • everything worked perfectly

    user-c3e93c8 April 13, 2019

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