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20th Century Decorative Copper Alloy Obalufon Masks

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Yoruba (Ife, Nigeria)
Two copper alloy masks

A pair of 20th century decorative copper alloy Obalufon Masks from the Yoruba people of Nigeria. These masks feature the naturalist stylization associated with Ife metalwork. The style is based on the Oni (king) of Ife, Obalufon Ogbogbodirin, who is known as the longest reigning king of Ife.


- discoloration, some rusting, and encrusting to metal; some dust and dirt residue.


3.75" W x 6.5" H x 4.0" D

- each mask measures.

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