The Collection at the BMA

Medium: wood and pigment

Divination Bowl (Agere Ifa)

  • Yoruba people, Region of Ketu, Nigeria, Western Nigeria, African
  • wood and pigment


Helmet mask for Gelede society in form of a male head with white face and black beard, with complex superstructure of a European male with rifle shooting at a python that is attacking a giant chicken

Helmet Mask (efe Gelede)

  • Yoruba people, Republic of Benin (formerly Kingdom of Dahomey), Nigeria, Anago region, African
  • wood and pigment
Large, horizontal helmet mask thought to blend shark, crocodile, antelope and human features in a type of chaos beast

Helmet Mask (banda)

Goat Mask


Mask (efe Gelede)

  • Yoruba people, Nigeria, Republic of Benin (formerly Kingdom of Dahomey), African
  • wood and pigment


Scepter (Orsuala)

Mat Holder (Amabaca)