Shrine piece / Headdress (a-Tshol / Ngach / Elek)

late 19th–early 20th century

African Art




18 × 3 3/8 × 9 1/2 in. (45.72 × 8.573 × 24.13 cm)
base: 1 × 5 7/8 × 5 7/8 in. (2.54 × 14.923 × 14.923 cm)

Credit Line

Leonard C. Hanna, Jr., Class of 1913, Fund

Accession Number



19th–20th century


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Collected by Emil Storrer in the 1950's
Sold to a private collector in Switzerland, unknown date–2007
Galerie Patrick Frolich, Zurich, Switzerland, 2008
Purchased by Guy van Rijn from Galerie Patrick Frolich during the Parcours des Monde in Paris, September 10–14, 2008
Purchased by Yale University Art Gallery in 2010 from Guy van Rijn
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Object/Work type

headdress, headgear

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