Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Helmet Mask (Gelede)

Date:
19th–20th century
Geography:
Nigeria, Lagos region
Culture:
Yoruba peoples, Ketu group (?)
Medium:
Wood, pigment
Dimensions:
H. 10 1/4 x W. 8 1/4 in. (26 x 21 cm)
Classification:
Wood-Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Eugene Becker, 1981
Accession Number:
1981.487
Not on view
Eugene and Harriet Becker, Great Neck, NY, until 1981

Related Objects

Mask: Chameleon

Artist: Date: 19th–20th century
Accession Number: 1979.206.201
Date: 19th–20th century Medium: Wood, pigment, fiber cord Accession: 1979.206.201 On view in:Gallery 350

Flute Mask

Artist: Date: late 19th–early 20th century
Accession Number: 1979.206.1410
Date: late 19th–early 20th century Medium: Wood, paint, seeds, fiber Accession: 1979.206.1410 On view in:Gallery 354

Hook-Mask (Garra or Gra)

Artist: Date: 19th century or earlier
Accession Number: 2014.752
Date: 19th century or earlier Medium: Wood, traces of pigment Accession: 2014.752 On view in:Gallery 354

Kòmò Helmet Mask (Kòmòkun)

Artist: Date: 19th–mid-20th century
Accession Number: 1979.206.150
Date: 19th–mid-20th century Medium: Wood, bird skull, porcupine quills, horns, cotton, sacrificial materials Accession: 1979.206.150 On view in:Gallery 350

Plank Mask (Bayiri)

Artist: Date: 19th–20th century
Accession Number: 1978.412.329
Date: 19th–20th century Medium: Wood, pigment, fiber rope Accession: 1978.412.329 On view in:Gallery 350