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Headdress depicting a humanoid face with pointed lips, stylized ears, and raised rows of hair with incised lines, and three incised almond-shaped clan scarifications on the cheeks as well as the forehead. A chicken is depicted sitting on top of the the figure's head with its wings relaxed downwards, tail pointing upwards, and legs dangling down at the back of the head. The headdress is painted with white eyes, a white scalp with black hair, blue scarifications, and alternating white and blue bands delineate the chicken's feathers.

Cultural Context

Worn as a helmet, not as a mask. Figures carved in the superstructure are intended to entertain. Gelede dances are to protect the community.

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