A large African tribal Yoruba Gelede bird helmet head mask


A superb 19th Century mask with great provenance: From the estate of Dr James Bynon (former lecturer in Berber at the School of Oriental and African Studies- SOAS, University of London). Polychrome; black bird perched upon a red face helmet. A superb, authentic piece not to be missed.



43cm height

23cm diameter of helmet base



Condition: Where there are specific points to note we will detail these as far as possible but please be aware that all our items have wear commensurate with age and are as seen in the photographs. Please note the repair to the legs.

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