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Africa | Mask from the Marka/Marka Soninke people of Mali | Wood, punched metal sheet, five projections with red fringes in the area of nose and temples | all along the Niger this mask type is used for ceremonies associated with fishing and agriculture.
(#32) A superb Yoruba Gelede headdress, Nigeria
A superb Yoruba Gelede headdress, Nigeria of overall hemispherical form, the face in low relief and surmounted by an elaborate crested coiffure with wrapped hairband; exceptionally fine worn medium brown patina with traces of white, blue brown, orange and yellow pigments. height 14 1/4 in. 36.2 cm