African Art
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King’s Headdress with Birds, Human Face, and Stripes

early to mid-20th century

Glass beads, cloth, thread, twine, glue, and wire

19 1/4 x 13 x 13 in. (48.9 x 33.02 x 33.02 cm) bird: 4 1/4 x 5 1/4 x 2 in. (10.8 x 13.34 x 5.08 cm) hat without bird: 15 x 13 x 13 in. (38.1 x 33.02 x 33.02 cm)
Gift of Eli H. Newberger, B.A. 1962, M.D. 1966, and Carolyn Moore Newberger, Ed.D.
2012.68.15
Culture: 
Yoruba
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Geography: 
Country Nigeria
Country Republic of Benin
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Purchased by the donor between 1967-1969
Gift of Eli H. Newberger and Carolyn Moore Newberger to Yale University Art Gallery in 2012

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2012.pdf (accessed December 21, 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.