Africa Direct
Africa Direct

Yoruba Mask Wood Nigeria African Art

AvailabilityIn stock
SKU
137923
$310.00
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Type of Object Mask
Country of Origin Nigeria
People Yoruba
Materials Wood,  pigment
Approximate Age 20th century
Height (in) 14
Width (in) 8.5
Depth (in) 5.5
Overall Condition Fair. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners.   Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.  We examine each piece carefully when we receive it and report any damage we find in our listings.  Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.
Damage/Repair Water marks, cracked top section

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The arts of the Yoruba are as numerous as their deities, and many objects are placed on shrines to honor the gods and the ancestors. Beautiful sculpture abounds in wood and brass and the occasional terracotta. Varied masking traditions have resulted in a great diversity of mask forms. Additional important arts include pottery, weaving, beadworking and metalsmithing.