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

late 19th–early 20th century

Wood

18 x 3 3/8 x 9 1/2 in. (45.72 x 8.573 x 24.13 cm) base: 1 x 5 7/8 x 5 7/8 in. (2.54 x 14.923 x 14.923 cm)
Leonard C. Hanna, Jr., Class of 1913, Fund
2010.3.2
Culture: 
Baga, Nalu, Pukar, or Bulungits
Period: 
19th–20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Geography: 
Country Guinea
Country Guinea-Bissau
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

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

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2010.pdf (accessed 2012).

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.