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    Description

    Yoruba (Nigeria)
    Gelede Headdress
    Wood, metal
    Height: 12 ¾ inches Width: 7 7/8 inches Depth: 7 ¼ inches

    The crown-like headdress combines with the serene expression of the face to give this GeledeI great dignity and authority. When thus portrayed, the mature woman's central stabilizing effect for the social order was vividly evoked. There are insect losses in the dome of the headdress, with a minor crack system fanning from the top center of the helmet. Some fine cracks are visible on the face.

    Provenance:
    Jacques Kerchache, Paris
    Pace Gallery, New York
    Craig De Lora, New Jersey



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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2007
    7th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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