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King’s Headdress with Birds, Human Face, and Sign of Unity

early to mid-20th century

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

17 1/4 × 11 × 12 in. (43.82 × 27.94 × 30.48 cm)
Gift of Eli H. Newberger, B.A. 1962, M.D. 1966, and Carolyn Moore Newberger, Ed.D.
2012.68.16
Geography: 
Nigeria
Republic of Benin
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Yorùbá
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Apparel/Costume
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.