African Art

Headdress Featuring Human Figures and a Leopard Eating an Animal

mid-20th century

Wood, metal studs, cloth, string, rope, leather, and paint

10 1/4 x 15 3/4 in. (26.04 x 40.01 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Irwin A. Weiser
1975.121.8
Culture: 
Yoruba, Egungun association
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Masks
Geography: 
Made in Nigeria
Made in Republic of Benin
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Gift of Irwin A. Weiser to Yale University Art Gallery, 1975

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.