Headdress for a Mask

Unidentified Yoruba maker, style of the Oshogbo area


19th century

Wood, cotton cloth, leather, and string

Overall: 7 11/16 × 9 7/16 × 9 5/8 in. (19.5 × 24 × 24.5 cm)

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



Place Made: Oshogbo, Nigeria, Western Africa, Africa


19th century

Object Name

Clothing: Headwear

Research Area


Not on view

Course History

HIST 66, AAAS 15, History of Africa since 1800, Naaborko Sackeyfio, Spring 2013

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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