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Antelope Headdress

The Kurumba peoples occupy portions of modern day Burkina Faso. This antelope headdress, which would be accompanied by a raffia costume during performances, was used during ancestral ceremonies designed to aid the dead in their travel to ancestorhood. The headdresses are adorned with colors and...

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Provenance

By 1979, Paris France; 1979, to Geneviève McMillan, Cambridge, MA; gift of McMillan to MFA. (Accession Date June 17th, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Geneviève McMillan in memory of Reba Stewart

African, Burkina Faso, Kurumba peoples, 20th century

Object Place

Burkina Faso

Dimensions

Overall: 120.5 x 15 cm (47 7/16 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

2009.2578

Medium or Technique

Wood, paint or pigment

Collections

Africa and Oceania

Classifications

Decorative arts