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gelede mask (mask)

Wooden painted face mask for the gelede ceremonies. Brown face, large white eyes. 3 scarification marks on cheeks and forehead, and plaited hair with an elaborate plaited ridge in the centre, the hair painted black with a blue head band. 2 x nose and 1 x mouth holes.

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