Headdress, cotton, metal, coral, probably Albanian

Headdress

Date:
late 19th century
Culture:
probably Albanian
Medium:
cotton, metal, coral
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of John C. Monks, 1966
Accession Number:
2009.300.3853
Not on view
This unique piece of headwear, with its serpent form, may have been some kind of talisman to ward off evil spirits. It is notable for its intentionally representational design.