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House of the Head Shrine (Ile Ori)

Date:
19th–20th century
Geography:
Nigeria
Culture:
Yoruba peoples
Medium:
Shell, cotton, leather
Dimensions:
H. 13 3/4 x Diam. 10 in. (35 x 25.4 cm)
Classification:
Beads-Costumes
Credit Line:
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Gift of the William W. Brill Foundation, 1962
Accession Number:
1978.412.459a-c
Not on view
Roy Sieber, Indiana, 1958–1962; William W. Brill, New York, until 1962; The Museum of Primitive Art, 1962–1978

LaGamma, Alisa. Heroic Africans: Legendary Leaders, Iconic Sculptures. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2011, 43-44.



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