Lot: 48

Male headdress "gelede"

Nigeria, Yoruba / Ohori (Holli)

Provenance Size Hammer price
Poul Mørk, Copenhagen, Denmark
Zemanek-Münster, Würzburg, 5 November 2016, Lot 73
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden
H: 13 inch 800 EUR

wood, colour pigments, missing parts, breakages/cracks, base "Gelede" festivals are held at the arrival of the early spring rains and are performed in honour of "our mothers", "awon iya wa". They have been described as real spectacles with an enormous variety of headdresses and costumes.

ADHRC: 0136106