Ethnographic Arts & Textiles

August 28 — September 02, 2021
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LOT 155

Lot 155

Yoruba Gelede Helmet Mask, West Africa, mid to late 20th century

Yoruba Gelede Helmet Mask, West Africa, mid to late 20th century
Lot 155 Details
Yoruba Gelede Helmet Mask, West Africa, mid to late 20th century

carved and painted wood
height 8.5 in — 21.6 cm

Estimate $100-$150

Realised: $216
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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Yoruba Gelede Helmet Mask, West Africa, mid to late 20th century
  • Yoruba Gelede Helmet Mask, West Africa, mid to late 20th century
  • Yoruba Gelede Helmet Mask, West Africa, mid to late 20th century
  • Yoruba Gelede Helmet Mask, West Africa, mid to late 20th century

CONDITION DETAILS

One bird surmount missing, some loss to base of mask. Additional images available upon request.

LOT 155
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  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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