Yoruba Epa (Olomoyeye) Mask, Nigeria http://www.imodara.com/post/104698209539/nigeria-yoruba-epa-ancestor-mask-olomoyeye

Yoruba Epa (Olomoyeye) Mask, Nigeria http://www.imodara.com/post/104698209539/nigeria-yoruba-epa-ancestor-mask-olomoyeye

One of the best carvers and the suprastructure is not overloaden:    Helmet mask for the Epa masquerade  Yoruba people, Osi Ilorin, Nigeria  Early 20th century  Artist: Bambgose of Osi Ilorin (died: ca. 1920)  Wood and paint  H: 105; W: 30; D: 24 cm  Gift of Gaston de Havenon, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum

Helmet mask for the Epa masquerade Yoruba people, Osi Ilorin, Nigeria Early century Artist: Bambgose of Osi Ilorin (died: ca. Wood and paint H: W: D: 24 cm

Africa | Yoruba Epa Helmet Mask by Bamgboye, the Alaga of Odo-Owa (ca. 1895-1978), Ekiti, Nigeria | Wood and paint | ca. 1960s or earlier

Africa - Yoruba Epa Helmet Mask by Bamgboye, the Alaga of Odo-Owa (ca. Ekiti, Nigeria - Wood and paint - ca. or earlier.

El Secreto Encanto De La Diva: LA JOYERÍA TRIBAL AFRICANA  -  From Africa with love...

El Secreto Encanto De La Diva: LA JOYERÍA TRIBAL AFRICANA - From Africa with love...

Yoruba Epa (Olomoyeye) Mask, Nigeria http://www.imodara.com/post/104698209539/nigeria-yoruba-epa-ancestor-mask-olomoyeye

UPDATE: (janus helmet / female or equestrian figure in center / smaller figures around central figure / one set of eyes open and the other set closed / bulging almond eyes / flared nostrils / rectangular open mouth)

Africa | Comb from the Baule people of the Ivory Coast | 20th century | Wood

Baule Wooden Comb - Origin: Ivory Coast Circa: th Century AD Dimensions: high x wide

ÌMỌ̀ DÁRA  Yoruba Epa Mask by Olowe of Ise, Nigeria

ÌMỌ̀ DÁRA Yoruba Epa Mask by Olowe of Ise, Nigeria

figured plank-mask, Dogon-peoples, Mali, Probably originated after 1960, post-colonial.

figured plank-mask, Dogon-peoples, Mali, Probably originated after post-colonial.

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