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unknown Yoruba
Yoruba Primary

Gelede Masquerade Accessory (Breasts)

19th century - 20th century
Carved and incised wood with pigment

11.024 x 9.055 x 4.134 in. (28 x 23 x 10.5 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 99.3.106
Other Number(s): 82 (172) (Neufeld Collection Number)
172 (Sotheby's Lot Number)
Geography: Africa, Bénin
Classification: Ceremonial and Performance Artifacts
Culture/Nationality: Yoruba, Beninese, West African, African
Collection: Neufeld Collection

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  • African - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Africa, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Beninese - Style and culture of the people of Bénin, particularly of the modern inhabitants. For the style and culture of the more ancient people of southern Nigeria, use "Benin."
  • West African - Styles and cultures from the region comprising the westernmost area of the African continent, defined by the United Nations as including the modern nations of Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.
  • Yoruba

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  • Owner Name: Mace Neufeld and Helen Katz Neufeld, Class of 1953
    Role: Donor
    Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, US
    Ownership End Date: 12/20/1996

  • Owner Name: Galerie Schwarz-Weiss; Gerd Stoll & Mareidi Singer
    Role: Dealer
    Place: Essen, Germany
    Acquisition Method: Acquired in Nigeria
    Ownership Start Date: 1964-1969
    Remarks: Purchased by Gert Stoll in Nigeria when he lived there between 1964-1969 per email correspondence with him.

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  • Important Tribal Art Sotheby's . New York, NY, 1989
    Figure Number: 172
  • "African Heritage Document and Research Center." (Accessed June 11, 2020): Record No.: 0180358.

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