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Yoruba ceramic mask, 'Yoruba Chiefs' (Ghana)

This mask of regal visage is known as the Festac mask of Nigeria's Yoruba people. The name Festac is an abbreviation for the Festival of Art and Culture, attended by all the chiefs. Over time, other regions on the continent have innovated upon the mask's design. Azariah Norteye creates an admirable ceramic version featuring several heads as an impressive headdress. The face is marked with the traditional scarifications of the Yoruba. A hole in the back facilitates hddress. The face is marked with the traditional scarifications of the Yoruba. A hole in the back facilitates hanging. read more