Yoruba Gelede Mask with Bird – Republic of Benin | MaatAfricanArt


Embrace the dynamic symbolism of Yoruba spirituality with this commanding Gelede mask, featuring a prominent bird atop from the Republic of Benin, presented by MaatAfricanArt. In Yoruba mythology, birds often represent the mystical powers of women, making this mask a profound emblem of femininity and spiritual wisdom. The azure blue of the mask, enriched by the contrasting earthy tones, signifies the sky and the heavens, a connection to the celestial realms. This exceptional piece, with its narrative-rich ornamentation and cultural resonance, is not just an artifact; it’s a gateway to the ancestral tales and rituals of the Yoruba people.


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