Yoruba several yoruba styles available including gelede and ekiti helmet masks with towering coiffure authentic engungun masks and belly masks created for use in tribal ceremonies several antique collection quality masks available. Yoruba small gelede mask wood, pigment 27 cm the yoruba have a rich tradition of masquerades performed during funerals, holidays, and other events gelede masks, are worn by male dancers at festivals honoring the women of the community, both living and dead, especially the powerful great mothers. The gelede society is devoted to yemoja, the mother of all orisha (angelic forces) she represents motherhood, mother of waters, family, sexuality, sorcery and nurturer yemoja is the matriarchal head of the universe.
Gelede mask, wood and pigment, yoruba culture, nigeria, late 19th or early 20th century in the brooklyn museum, new york yoruba cap mask yoruba cap mask for the gelede masquerade, wood, pigment, 1930–60 in the indianapolis museum of art height 3032 cm. Course history rel 17, aaas 835, african religions of the americas, elizabeth perez, fall 2013 arth 162, picasso: the vollard suite, michael rtaylor, fall 2013. Widest collection of antique gelede at hard to beat prices locate antique gelede available for sale today.
In african dance: the cultural position of dance at the height of the gelede ritual festival in the ketu-yoruba villages of nigeria and benin at midnight the mask dramatically appears to the expectant community, its wearer uttering potent incantations to placate witches. Find the perfect gelede mask dance stock photo huge collection, amazing choice, 100+ million high quality, affordable rf and rm images no need to register, buy now. Gelede is an annual festival honouring “our mothers”, not so much for their motherhood, but as female elders it takes place among the yoruba people of south-west nigeria and neighbouring southeast benin the performances are given by men, wearing masks that feature sculpted images on it. A muslim cleric is commemorated in this headdress whose mouth seems about to speak or chant to complete the impression of a devout muslim, a performer wearing this mask might carry prayer beads, a prayer mat, and a teapot used to wash his face and feet before reciting verses from the koran.
Audio description of gelede mask in the fowler museum's collection produced for the fowler's intersections permanent collection exhibition. Yoruba gelede mask 49, nigeria photographs © tim hamill yoruba gelede mask 49 first half of the 20th century wood, pigment 10 high x 25 wide x 15 deep. The annual gelede festival honors the creative and dangerous powers of women elders, female ancestors and goddesses, known as the mothers this mask depicts a woman's face, its composure expressing the qualities of calmness, patience and coolness desired in women.
This mask called gelede, is part of the rituals of a male initiation society, celebrated before the rainy season the mask represents a woman, with a positive/negative ambivalent character. The gelede mask plays an of import function in the yoruba folk, who would hold known such a unusual looking mask would hold so many h3 qualities and importance in a society all gelede masks represent faces of adult females, and besides the mask consists of two parts, a lower mask which represents a adult female ‘s face because on the mask. The gelede masquerade consists of nighttime (efe) and daytime (gelede) performances, with different masks worn for each event in the example here the masculinity of the efe mask is represented in the flat, vertically striped, abstracted beard.
The afternoon after efe night is reserved for the performance of an elaborate series of gelede maskers whose images and actions embellish and intensify reality to create exaggerated visions of maleness and femaleness and specific social groups and roles. Object place: republic of bénin dimensions overall: 43 x 44 cm (16 15/16 x 17 5/16 in) accession number 20112111 medium or technique wood, pigment, metal. Gelede with snakes and gourd rattles, egbado-yoruba, nigeria, photo by h drewal and m submitted by henry drewal find this pin and more on masquerades by atofowomo yoruba gelede masquerade - art & life in africa - the university of iowa museum of art. Old tribal yoruba gelede ceremonial mask -- south west , nigeria - eur 11,20 track page views withauctiva's free counter 142866476241.