helmet mask with yellow-skinned face, with wide nose and large eyes with red around bottom eyelids; three black vertical lines on each cheek; V and L-shaped repeated shapes for eyebrows; white circle surrounded by tiny blue vertical lines at center of forehead; green vertical plank on top of head with a seated puppet on top; puppet has red skin; puppet wears a long-sleeves shirt and pants of similarly patterned cloth--white with brown flowers and lines--and a blue neck kerchief; puppet has black short hair, blue dots for eyebrows and has a white spot surrounded by tiny yellow dots on forehead
Details
Title
Gelede mask with puppet
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2015.5
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helmet mask with yellow-skinned face, with wide nose and large eyes with red around bottom eyelids; three black vertical lines on each cheek; V and L-shaped repeated shapes for eyebrows; white circle surrounded by tiny blue vertical lines at center of forehead; green vertical plank on top of head with a seated puppet on top; puppet has red skin; puppet wears a long-sleeves shirt and pants of similarly patterned cloth--white with brown flowers and lines--and a blue neck kerchief; puppet has black short hair, blue dots for eyebrows and has a white spot surrounded by tiny yellow dots on forehead