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Headdress

Artist/Maker: Nigeria, Igbo people

Date: 20th century
Medium: wood, pigment and encrustation
Dimensions:
Overall: 17 3/4 x 10 x 12 in. (45.1 x 25.4 x 30.5 cm)
Classification: Clothing, Accessories and Jewelry
Credit Line: Gift of Alan Potamkin
Terms
Object number: 2007.48.34
DescriptionMasks of the Igbo vary widely in form, limited only by the artistry and imagination of the artist. This one shares abstract geometric qualities of a typical personal shrine (ikenga) but was worn on top of the head. The ceremonial context is uncertain.
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