This image is one of over 108,000 from the AMICA Library (formerly The Art Museum Image Consortium Library- The AMICO Library), a growing online collection of high-quality, digital art images from over 20 museums around the world.
www.davidrumsey.com/amica offers subscriptions to this collection, the finest art image database available on the internet. EVERY image has full curatorial text and can be studied in depth by zooming into the smallest details from within the Image Workspace.
- Cultures and time periods represented
range from contemporary art, to ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian works.
- Types of works include paintings, drawings,
watercolors, sculptures, costumes, jewelry, furniture, prints, photographs,
textiles, decorative art, books and manuscripts.
Gain access to this incredible resource through either a
monthly or a yearly subscription and search the entire collection from
your desktop, compare multiple images side by side and zoom into the minute
details of the images. Visit www.davidrumsey.com/amica
for more information on the collection, click on the link below the
revolving thumbnail to the right, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Creator Name: Unknown
Creator Nationality: Nigerian
Creator Name-CRT: Africa, Nigeria, Cross River Region, Ekoi People
Title: Headdress of a Maiden
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1910
Creation End Date: 1920
Creation Date: c. 1915
Object Type: Sculpture
Materials and Techniques: wood, antelope skin, bone, basketry, and pigment
Dimensions: Overall: 67.3cm x 43.2cm x 43.2cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1990.23
Credit Line: Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings Fund
Style or Period: Africa, Nigeria, Cross River Region, Ekoi People
Context: This headdress was probably owned by the Egbege Society, which supervised women's affairs, including the indigenous school that prepared young girls for adulthood and marriage. Worn atop the head of a masker in festival, funeral, and initiation ceremonies, the headdress depicts a young woman as she emerges -- strengthened, fattened, and beautified.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1990.23
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art
AMICA PUBLIC RIGHTS: a) Access to the materials is granted for personal and non-commercial use. b) A full educational license for non-commercial use is available from Cartography Associates at www.davidrumsey.com/amica/institution_subscribe.html c) Licensed users may continue their examination of additional materials provided by Cartography Associates, and d) commercial rights are available from the rights holder.
Copyright © 2007 Cartography Associates.
All rights reserved.