Detail View: The AMICA Library: Headdress of a Maiden

AMICA ID: 
CMA_.1990.23
AMICA Library Year: 
2000
Object Type: 
Sculpture
Creator Name: 
Unknown
Creator Nationality: 
Nigerian
Creator Name-CRT: 
Africa, Nigeria, Cross River Region, Ekoi People
Title: 
Headdress of a Maiden
Title Type: 
Primary
View: 
Detail
Creation Date: 
c. 1915
Creation Start Date: 
1910
Creation End Date: 
1920
Materials and Techniques: 
wood, antelope skin, bone, basketry, and pigment
Style or Period: 
Africa, Nigeria, Cross River Region, Ekoi People
Dimensions: 
Overall: 67.3cm x 43.2cm x 43.2cm
AMICA Contributor: 
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: 
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 
1990.23
Credit Line: 
Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings Fund
Rights: 
Context: 
This headdress was probably owned by the Egbege Society, which supervised women's affairs, including the indigenous school that prepared young girls for adulthood and marriage. Worn atop the head of a masker in festival, funeral, and initiation ceremonies, the headdress depicts a young woman as she emerges -- strengthened, fattened, and beautified.
Related Image Identifier Link: 
CMA_.1990.23det02.tif