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Helmet Mask (Gelede)

Date:
20th century
Geography:
Nigeria or Republic of Benin
Culture:
Yoruba peoples, Ketu group
Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
H. 22 1/2 x W. 15 1/4 x D. 18 in. (57.2 x 38.7 x 45.7 cm)
Classification:
Wood-Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Paul and Ruth W. Tishman, 1990
Accession Number:
1990.336
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 352
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