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Africa | Banda Mask.  Nalu or Baga culture ~ Guinea. | ca. Late 19th or early 20th century. |  Wood, metal, pigment | Worn on top of the head, the multicolored mask is attached to a long, dense skirt made of vegetal fibers that covers the body of the wearer. Banda masks were the property of the Simo society, a men's association that regulated fertility and initiation ceremonies.

Africa | Banda Mask. Nalu or Baga culture ~ Guinea. | ca. Late 19th or early 20th century. | Wood, metal, pigment | Worn on top of the head, the multicolored mask is attached to a long, dense skirt made of vegetal fibers that covers the body of the wearer. Banda masks were the property of the Simo society, a men's association that regulated fertility and initiation ceremonies.

Yoruba Olumeye (Kneeling Female Offering Bowl), Nigeria http://www.imodara.com/post/97408889404/nigeria-yoruba-olumeye-offering-bowl

Yoruba Olumeye (Kneeling Female Offering Bowl), Nigeria http://www.imodara.com/post/97408889404/nigeria-yoruba-olumeye-offering-bowl

Yoruba Olumeye (Kneeling Female Offering Bowl), Nigeria http://www.imodara.com/post/97408889404/nigeria-yoruba-olumeye-offering-bowl

Yoruba Olumeye (Kneeling Female Offering Bowl), Nigeria http://www.imodara.com/post/97408889404/nigeria-yoruba-olumeye-offering-bowl

Akan Gold Weight, Ghana

Akan Gold Weight, Ghana

Gelede Mask of a French Gendarme. Unidentified Yoruba artist, late 19th or early 20th century. Benin.

Gelede Mask of a French Gendarme. Unidentified Yoruba artist, late 19th or early 20th century. Benin.

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