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Mask for Gelede (Igi) Yoruba Egbado region Nigeria Early-Mid 20th century CE Wood | Photographed at the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.

Mask for Gelede (Igi) Yoruba Egbado region Nigeria Early-Mid century CE Wood

Máscaras Geledés. Gelede é originalmente uma forma de sociedade secreta feminina de caráter religioso existente nas sociedades tradicionais iorubas. Expressa o poder feminino sobre a fertilidade da terra, a procriação e o bem estar da comunidade.

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Mask for Gelede (Igi) attributed to Idowu Olalaiye Yoruba Ota Awori region Nigeria Early-Mid 20th century Wood and Kaolin

Mask for Gelede (Igi) attributed to Idowu Olalaiye Yoruba Ota Awori region Nigeria Early-Mid century Wood and Kaolin

Africa | Gelede Masqueraders.  Yoruba people, Nigeria. | © "The Dance, Art and Ritual of Africa".  Michel Huet, Jean Laude, Jean-Louis Paudrat.  Published in 1978, Pantheon Books

Autor: Huet Michel - Laude Jean - Paudrat Jean-louis Título: The Dance, Art, and Ritual of Africa Editora: Pantheon Books Ano: 1978 .

Mali - Face Mask (Art Institute of Chicago), eastern Segu region  Hamana, Maraka, Boso, or Somono  Face Mask, Late 19th/early 20th century. Wood, copper, and indigo.

Mali - Face Mask (Art Institute of Chicago), eastern Segu region Hamana…

CORPO E SOCIEDADE: Máscaras: China, Coréia e Japão

CORPO E SOCIEDADE: Máscaras: China, Coréia e Japão

Mask (Kponyungo) Senufo Cote d'Ivoire Mid-19th-20th centur… | Flickr

Mask (Kponyungo) Senufo Cote d'Ivoire century Ce Wood by mharrsch…

Mask belly Gelede - Yoruba - Nigeria / Benin

This type of mask is worn on very special belly dancers men at ceremonies related to fertility. We find this kind of object in many African ethnic groups, from East to West (Yoruba, Ibo, Makonde .

Maiden Spirit (Agbogho Mmuo) Helmet Mask    Nigeria, Lgbo, North. Late 19th- early 20th centuries

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maiden spirit (Agbogho Mmuo) helmet mask Nigeria, Lgbo, North, late early C.

O VILAREJO AFRICANO ONDE CADA CASA É UMA OBRA DE ARTE EM TERRA: BURKINA FASO

Tiebele, Burkina Faso - at the base of a hill overlooking the surrounding sun-drenched West African savannah lies Tiebele an extraordinary painted wall village and this circular hectare complex of intricately embellished earthen architecture.

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