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Woman’s Headdress with Ropes of Beads and Additional Beads

20th century

Leather, possibly hair, gold or brass, and beads

each rope: 8 3/4 × 1 1/4 × 3/4 in. (22.2 × 3.2 × 1.9 cm)
Gift of Deborah Volberg Pagnotta and Dr. Rachel Volberg in honor of Professor Labelle Prussin, Ph.D. 1973, our tough, brilliant mother
2019.110.68
Geography: 
Mauritania
Culture: 
Hassaniya, Islamic
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Apparel/Costume
Provenance: 

Collected by Labelle Prussin, Pomona, NY, 2004 in Laayoune, Mauritania; Deborah Volberg Pagnotta, Yorktown Heights, NY and Dr. Rachel Volberg, Northampton, MA; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.