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Africa |  Luluwa Helment Mask.  The delicately carved scarifications are typical of the masks coming from the Lulua River region. These helmet masks were sometimes used at the initiation rites of young boys.

Africa | Luluwa Helment Mask. The delicately carved scarifications are typical of the masks coming from the Lulua River region. These helmet masks were sometimes used at the initiation rites of young boys.

Human head, Ife people, South West Nigeria; terracotta, 12th–15th century AD; Africa department, Ethnological Museum, Berlin, Germany, Inv. No. III C 27527 (collection Leo Frobenius, acquired in 1913)

From Art History Ife culture, western Nigeria, Terracotta head with raised weals century), Terracotta

Africa | Altarpiece from the Yoruba people of southwestern Nigeria | 19th - 20th century | Teraccotta

Africa | Altarpiece from the Yoruba people of southwestern Nigeria | 19th - 20th century | Teraccotta

Yoruba Ere Ibeji (Twin Figure), Nigeria

Yoruba Ere Ibeji (Twin Figure), Nigeria

Africa | Mask ~ kpan pre ~ from the Baule people of the Ivory Coast | Wood, polychrome paint

Mask ~ kpan pre ~ from the Baule people of the Ivory Coast

TYPE D'OBJET: Masque - heaume. ETHNIE: Yoruba ORIGINE: Nigeria MATÉRIAU: Bois. DIMENSIONS: Hauteur 57.5 cm.

Masque heaume - Yoruba Gelede - helmet mask. NIGERIA - MC0393

TYPE D'OBJET: Masque - heaume. ETHNIE: Yoruba ORIGINE: Nigeria MATÉRIAU: Bois. DIMENSIONS: Hauteur 57.5 cm.

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