Headdress for a Mask

Unidentified Yoruba maker, style of the Oshogbo area

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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 College: Harry A. Franklin Family Collection

990.53.27140

Geography/Culture

Africa, Western Africa, Nigeria

Period

19th century

Object Name

Clothing: Headwear

Classification

Africa

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.

Provenance

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

Old Number

A0480

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