12" high x 10.5" wide x 14.5" deep
This Gelede mask has been vetted as authentic, made for tribal use.
There is a crack on the left side (now stable) from the top ring down to the top of the left ear. (See fourth image above).
Gelede, a male association, uses the aesthetic power of sculpture, costume, song and dance to placate and please women, who have special spiritual power. Often with elaborate superstructures, the headdresses appear as identical pairs in the dances.