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Yoruba Mask from Nigeria (200)

£145.00
SKU:
AFMB200
Weight:
0.80 KGS
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Product Description

Yoruba Mask from Nigeria

African mask bearers appearing at funerals are believed to embody the spirit of the deceased person. These maskers have the power to communicate with the deceased, Yoruba people strongly believe that when they die, they enter the realm of the ancestors or spirit world from where they have influence and power on earth.

 Yoruba masks are worn by a traditional healer to drive evil spirits from the possessed person. The arts of the Yoruba are numerous in form, Beautifully sculptured and or carved art pieces are placed on shrines to honor the gods and the ancestors.

PLEASE NOTE THIS MASK IS NOT OLD.

Provenance: Ex English Collection

Material: Wood

Stand: No included

Height: 29cm

Width: 21cm

Weight: 800g

 

If you have a specific question or comment about this product please e-mail us: gallerypreira@african-sculpture.co.uk

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