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African Art

Headress (Egungun)

possibly 1900–1940

Wood, fabric, nails, metal whistle, and encrustation

12 × 11 × 11 in. (30.48 × 27.94 × 27.94 cm)
Gift of Eli H. Newberger, B.A. 1962, M.D. 1966, and Carolyn Moore Newberger
1990.73.1
Geography: 
Nigeria
Culture: 
Yorùbá
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Masks
Provenance: 

Gift of Carolyn Moore Newberger to Yale University Art Gallery, 1990

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