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Headpiece
Headpiece
Date:
20th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Wood, String
Dimensions:
17 x 6 1/2 x 7 (43.2 x 16.5 x 17.8 cm)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Africa
Culture/People:
Igala (Ibo)
Provenance:

Roy Sieber, Director of the Museum of African Art, Washington, DC has identified this as an Igala piece.

Accession Number:
1999.142.24
Acquisition Date:
1999-12-09
Credit Line:

Bequest of John Gutmann

Headpiece with stylized face painted white with two strings diagonally moving from the inner eyes to the back of the neck. The head is crowned with a dark hat. Lips and small circular ears and an elongated neck-like base are painted dark. Handles extend from the top of the cylindrical neck, perhaps to hold some decorative material for an elaborate headdress.

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