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Costume and Jewelry
African; West African; Nigerian
Africa, Nigeria//Africa, West Africa, Benin, Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone, Southern Ghana, Southern Nigeria, Togo (SL) Africa,West Africa,Nigeria
Headdress (Ago Egungun)
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Mask in form of head of male hunter. Face with large, bulging, almond-shaped eyes; broad nose; and wide lips. Zig-zag projection from forehead to back of head as coiffure. Phallic projection of hunter's cap extends down from P.L. side of head. Crusty, dark patina consistent all over.
Africa,West Africa,Nigeria,Ogun (state),Abeokuta
H: 11 3/4 in. (29.8 cm); W: 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm); D: 8 in. (20.3 cm)
The Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, USA
The Art Institute of Chicago, E. E. Ayer Endowment Fund in memory of Charles L. Hutchinson.
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