Headdress

Unidentified Ejagham maker

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19th-20th century

Wood, antelope hide, basketry, and kaolin

Overall: 15 3/4 × 7 15/16 × 15 3/16 in. (40 × 20.2 × 38.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Claire E. and Dr. Frederick R. Mebel, Class of 1935, in memory of Dorothy Lathrop

987.47.26881

Geography/Culture

Africa, Western Africa, Nigeria

Period

19th century

Object Name

Clothing: Headwear

Classification

Africa

Not on view

Course History

REL 14, AAAS 18, Introduction to African Religions, Robert Baum, Spring 2014

Exhibition History

Works from the Continent of Africa, Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 26, 2019-March 15, 2020.

Provenance

Dr. Frederick Ronald Mebel (1913-1998) and Claire E. Mebel (1916-1994); Rockville Center, New York; given to present collection, 1985.

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