House of the Head, no date

  • Yoruba, African

Beads, cowrie shell, fabric, and animal skin

  • Overall: 18 7/8 × 11 × 10 1/2 inches (47.9 × 27.9 × 26.7 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Walter B. Ford II Fund and Honorarium and Memorial Gifts Fund

69.463

On View

  • African: Channeling Powerful Forces

Department

Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

  • Triangles (polygons)
  • Geometric motifs
  • Yoruba
  • Beading (process)
  • Animal material
  • Beads
  • Sculpture
  • Cowrie shells
  • Spirit house
  • Diamonds (motifs)
  • Fabric
  • Animal

(Georges D. Rodrigues)

1969-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Yoruba, African, House of the Head, no date, beads, cowrie shell, fabric, and animal skin. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Walter B. Ford II Fund and Honorarium and Memorial Gifts Fund, 69.463.