Ceremonial Sword and Apron, late 19th century

  • Yoruba, African

Beads, wood, fabric, and metal

  • Overall (Sword): 4 × 16 inches (10.2 × 40.6 cm) Overall (Apron): 4 × 17 inches (10.2 × 43.2 cm)

Museum Purchase, Joseph H. Parsons Fund

2011.34

Department

Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

  • Yoruba
  • Metal
  • Wood
  • Ceremonial objects
  • Figures (illustrations)
  • Sword
  • Fabric
  • Beading
  • Apron
  • Nigeria
  • Animals

(Bangally Jangana, New York, New York, USA)

2011-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Yoruba, African, Ceremonial Sword and Apron, late 19th century, beads, wood, fabric, and metal. Detroit Institute of Arts, Museum Purchase, Joseph H. Parsons Fund, 2011.34.