Headdress for a Mask

Unidentified Oyo-Yoruba maker


19th-20th century

Wood, brass, and pigment

Overall: 13 9/16 × 7 1/2 × 9 13/16 in. (34.5 × 19 × 25 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Harry A. Franklin Family Collection



Place Made: Nigeria, Western Africa, Africa


19th century

Object Name

Ceremonial Artifact: Mask

Research Area


Not on view

Exhibition History

Imaging West Africa in Mask and Costume, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 31, 1994-March 5, 1995.


Harry A. Franklin, about 1950; to Valerie Franklin (daughter), 1983; given to present collection, 1990.

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