YORUBA, helmet masks, Nigeria

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YORUBA Egungun masked ceremonies involve dancers who represent heavenly creatures, known as Ara Orun, capable of bringing good fortune or punishing the guilty. Egungun headdresses are worn at ceremonies related to the annual Egungun masqerade, but also appear during festivisties following the death of a dignitary or during iniation ceremonies.

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Janus $1200

Egungun $800

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