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Unknown African, ‘Gola Wooden Helmet Mask’, 20th Century AD, Barakat Gallery
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Gola Wooden Helmet Mask, 20th Century AD

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21 × 18 in
53.3 × 45.7 cm
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West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, London, Seoul, Hong Kong
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Barakat Gallery
West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, +3 more

S Korea
This helmet mask pertains to the Sande women’s initiation society. This was the only all- …

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This helmet mask pertains to the Sande women’s initiation society. This was the only all- female masking society in Africa, which controlled the “halei” (medicine) sacred power that is bestowed by Mende/Gola deities. It would have been used in “now” masquerades designed to make manifest the power of halei …

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Unknown African

Gola Wooden Helmet Mask, 20th Century AD

Wood
21 × 18 in
53.3 × 45.7 cm
Unique
Sold
Location
West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, London, Seoul, Hong Kong
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