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Men's ceremonial headdress. Raffia base with large crown of feathers. Most feathers are brown, with a light colored group at top center.

Provenance

Around 1990-1995, sold by Marital Bronsin, Brussels, to Holly and David Ross; 2011, gift of Holly and David Ross to the MFA. (Accession date: September 21, 2011)

Credit Line

Gift of Holly and David Ross

African, Cameroon, Grassfields, Nso kingdom, 20th century

Object Place

Cameroon

Dimensions

Length x width x height: 48.3 x 53.3 x 38.1 cm (19 x 21 x 15 in.) Brushed metal stand: 15 x 17.5 cm (5 7/8 x 6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

2011.498

Medium or Technique

Raffia and feathers

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes