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African Art
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Headdress

early 20th century

Wood, antelope skin, brass, kaolin, paint, and fiber rope

9 3/4 × 5 1/2 × 6 in. (24.77 × 13.97 × 15.24 cm)
with base: 11 in. (27.94 cm)
Director’s Purchase Fund
1978.119
Geography: 
Nigeria
Culture: 
Ejagham
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Masks
Provenance: 

Christie's London, June 13, 1978, lot 125; Purchased by Alan Shestack, Director, for Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

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