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Human Head piece from a Slit Gong

20th century

Wood and pigment

a and b: 5 1/2 × 5 3/4 × 59 9/16 in. (13.97 × 14.61 × 151.33 cm)
other (head): 14 × 5 × 5 × 13 in. (35.56 × 12.7 × 12.7 × 33.02 cm)
From the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Neitlich, class of 1947. Donated in memory of their son, David, who died at 18
1972.121.4a
Geography: 
Nigeria
Culture: 
Yorùbá, Èkìti subgroup
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Musical Instruments
Provenance: 

Mr. Mark W. Neitlich (b.1926) and Mrs. Eleanor Neitlich, Oyster Bay, New York; donated to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1972

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