I HAVE TO SELL MY 45+ YEARS COLLECTION OF AFRICAN MASKS! A huge and very heavy Yoruba Gelede Egungun headdress / mask sporting an enormous crest or superstructure of a chicken eating a snake. It is extremely worn down so all the contours are soft and rounded. The comb may indicate that it’s a cock, not a hen. Its appearance is primeval. It belongs in a museum. It had once been polychromed but only vestiges of the red-orange and yellow remain. It is a quite accomplished sculpture carved from a single block of wood. Photo 8 shows the face. Photo 9 shows the interior. Photo 10 shows some remaining paint. Photo 12 shows a significant but stable wood shrinkage crack under the rooster’s plumage. It competes for oldest against other used and worn masks in my collection. It is 16 1/2″ tall and 20″ long. There are more pictures – just ask! This could be the focal point of any room. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\African\1900-Now\Masks”. The seller is “musictramp” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Handmade: Yes
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Nigeria
- Culture: African
- Provenance: Ownership History Not Available