Headdress for a Men's Secret Society

Unidentified Boki maker


20th century

Wood, skin, vegetal fiber, metal, and red pigment

Overall: 11 1/4 × 10 5/8 in. (28.5 × 27 cm)

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



Place Made: Cross River region, Nigeria, Western Africa, Africa


20th century

Object Name

Clothing: Headwear

Research Area


Not on view

Exhibition History

Art That Lives? Exploring Figural Art from Africa, Allvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 25, 2009-July 2010.

Publication History

Alexander Bortolot, Art That Lives? Exploring Figural Art from Africa, Hood Mueum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2009, ill. p. 22, no. 16.


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

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