Yoruba / Headdress (Ago Egungun) / c. 1880Yoruba
Headdress (Ago Egungun)
c. 1880

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Creator Name: Unknown
Creator Nationality: African; West African; Nigerian
Creator Dates/Places: Africa, Nigeria//Africa, West Africa, Benin, Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone, Southern Ghana, Southern Nigeria, Togo (SL) Africa,West Africa,Nigeria
Creator Active Place: Africa,West Africa,Nigeria
Creator Name-CRT: Yoruba
Title: Headdress (Ago Egungun)
Title Type: preferred
View: 3/4 view
Creation Start Date: 1850
Creation End Date: 1950
Creation Date: c. 1880
Creation Place: Africa,West Africa,Nigeria,Ogun (state),Abeokuta
Object Type: Costume and Jewelry
Materials and Techniques: wood
Dimensions: H: 11 3/4 in. (29.8 cm); W: 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm); D: 8 in. (20.3 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1969.240
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, E. E. Ayer Endowment Fund in memory of Charles L. Hutchinson.
Rights: http://www.artic.edu/aic/rights/main.rights.html
Subject Description: Mask in form of head of male hunter. Face with large, bulging, almond-shaped eyes; broad nose; and wide lips. Zig-zag projection from forehead to back of head as coiffure. Phallic projection of hunter's cap extends down from P.L. side of head. Crusty, dark patina consistent all over.
AMICA ID: AIC_.1969.240
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 1998

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