Helmet, between 19th and 20th century

  • Makonde, African

Wood, wax, and fiber

  • Overall: 9 × 8 × 10 1/2 inches (22.9 × 20.3 × 26.7 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, African Art Fund

76.25

Department

Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

  • Makonde
  • Wax
  • Wood
  • Fiber
  • Woman
  • Helmet
  • Mozambique
  • Head (animal or human component)
  • Scarifications (visual works)

(Alan Brandt, Inc., New York, New York, USA); 1976-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Bulletin of the DIA 55, no. 1 (1976): p. 7 (ill.). Detroit Collects African Art. Exh. cat., DIA. Detroit, April 21-May 29, 1977, no. 197 (ill.). African Masterworks In The Detroit Institute of Arts. Washington and London: The Detroit Institute of Arts and Smithsonian Institution Press, 1995, cat. no. 83.

Makonde, African, Helmet, between 19th and 20th century, wood, wax, and fiber. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, African Art Fund, 76.25.