African Art

Headdress in the Form of a Female Figure (Ogbom)

early 20th century

Wood

27 x 6 1/4 x 6 3/4 in. (68.58 x 15.88 x 17.15 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James M. Osborn for the Linton Collection of African Art
1954.28.14
Culture: 
Igbo or Ibibio
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Geography: 
Country Umuahia, Abia, Guinea Coast, Nigeria
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Collected in 1939 by Jack S. Harris near Umuahia, Nigeria, and said to have been carved by an Ibibio
Dr. Ralph Linton, Sterling Professor of Anthropology at Yale, unknown date–1953
Mr. and Mrs. James M. Osborn donated to Yale University Art Gallery for the Linton Collection of African Art in 1954

Bibliography: 

Herbert M. Cole and Chike C. Aniakor, Igbo Arts: Community and Cosmos (Los Angeles, CA: Fowler Museum at UCLA, 1984), 175, fig. 292.

Herbert M. Cole, Igbo (Milan: 5 Continents Editions, 2013), 135, fig. 46.

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.