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Carved Mask

Slight supericial scratches over surface CULT Gelede Society Nigeria This mask has been carved of wood and painted with black and white pigment. It has an almost spherical head, with large protruding eyes and lips and high forehead. The hair is carved, with a top-knot and one side shaved away.
The mask would have been used in ceremonial performances of the people of Western Africa.
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