Egungun Figurehead, 1920s

  • Yoruba, African

Wood and assorted fabric

  • Framed: Including base: 18 1/2 × 6 × 6 inches (47 × 15.2 × 15.2 cm)

Gift of Dr. Nii and Martina Quarcoopome

2008.609

Department

Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

  • Yoruba
  • Wood
  • Sculpture
  • Bust
  • Geometric pattern
  • Fabrics
  • Nigeria
  • Head (animal or human component)

Provenance

Dr. Nii and Martina Quarcoopome (Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA); 2009-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Rights Status

Yoruba, African, Egungun Figurehead, 1920s, wood and assorted fabric. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Dr. Nii and Martina Quarcoopome, 2008.609.