Mask with Seven Birds, between 19th and 20th century

  • Yoruba, African

Wood, polychromed

  • Framed: Overall: 15 1/4 × 13 1/2 × 17 1/2 inches (38.7 × 34.3 × 44.5 cm)

Gift of Justice and Mrs. G. Mennen Williams

72.751

On View

  • African N100

Department

Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

  • Female
  • Geometric motifs
  • Dots
  • Yoruba
  • Wood
  • Headdress
  • Mask (costume)
  • Polychromed (coloring process)
  • Nigeria
  • Birds
  • Face (animal or human component)

Provenance

Justice and Mrs. G. Mennen Williams; 1972-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Rights Status

Yoruba, African, Mask with Seven Birds, between 19th and 20th century, wood, polychromed. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Justice and Mrs. G. Mennen Williams, 72.751.