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Check for portfolio Record Title Artist Physical Description Artist Life Dates Century Object Creation Date Accession Number Medium and Support
Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.345/1997_1.345.JPG

Beaded Coronet (oríkògbòfó or ojewe)

Artist Unknown, African, Yoruba Peoples Nigeria

Round beaded crown with six radiating bands (predominantly green with white, metallic and blue accents) that stem from the central axis upon which the big blue-headed bird sits. Smaller birds perch at the base of the bands. Bottom rim predominantly red with white, metallic and blue accents. Spaces in between vertical bands are filled with yellow feathers or possibly synthetic material.

Mid-20th century

1925-1975

1997/1.345

cloth, glass beads, metallic beads, feathers

rank 38.51458

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.306/1997_1.306.JPG

Oba’s Beaded Crown (adénlá)

Artist Unknown, African, Yoruba Peoples Nigeria

Beaded, veil fringed, canonical crown; seven long beaded tassles dangle from the bottom rim of the crown; entire surface area is embroidered with multi-colored seed beads; three tiers of colorful faces surround the perimeter; a series of three dimensional birds perch on top of the crown; the largest bird sits on tip and is removable.

Mid-20th century

1925-1975

1997/1.306

glass beads, cotton fabric, raffia palm

rank 38.51458

Full Record: x-2001-sl-2.39/2001_2.39.JPG

Ogboni staff

Artist Unknown, African, Yoruba Peoples Nigeria

Brass female figure, kneeling with buttocks on the heels, atop an iron staff. The protruding eyes, nose, and mouth convey a serene, dignified and somewhat withdrawn look. The figure has a beard around the face; she wears ornamentation in small holes atop the ears, cone-shaped headgear, and an elaborate necklace; there is a small spiral motif on the forehead, and two larger spiral motifs on the sides of the body. The hands are held in closed fists in front of the body, the left hand on top of the right.

1900-1970

2001/2.39

brass, iron

rank 38.51458

Full Record: x-2001-sl-2.45/2001_2.45.JPG

Staff

Artist Unknown, African, Yoruba Peoples Nigeria

Wooden staff covered with beads, displaying a zigzag pattern in blue, white, red, yellow, green and pink along the shaft, with an iron point at the base. The finial (top of the staff) consists of an equestrian, mostly in green, wearing elaborate red-and-yellow headgear, holding a staff and riding a multicolored horse, which stands on a rectangular platform adorned with a veil of ropes of beads.

circa 1950

2001/2.45

wood with beads, metal, cloth

rank 38.51458

Full Record: x-2003-sl-2.26/2003_2.26.JPG

Esu-Elegbara Dance Staff (ogo Esu-Elegbara)

Artist Unknown, African, Yoruba Peoples Nigeria

At the top of the staff, a male and female supplicant peer from a cascade of cowries, brass beads, iron fragments, and seeds. Some cowries are stained with indigo dye. The lower bodies of the figures are concealed by the shell strands above. Their elongated hairstyles extend the overall verticality of the piece. The figure’s faces appear to be identical.

19th-20th century

1900-1975

2003/2.26

wood, leather, cowrie shells, brass, iron, seeds

rank 38.51458

Full Record: x-2006-sl-2.73/2006_2.73.JPG

Ogun Ax (àáké or edùn Ogun)

Artist Unknown, African, Yoruba Peoples Nigeria

Carved ax handle is comprised of a kneeling male figure with rounded knob on top of his head, into which narrow end of triangular iron ax blade is embedded.

Mid-20th century

1925-1975

2006/2.73

wood, iron

rank 38.51458

Full Record: x-tc2008.2/TC_2008_2.JPG

Yourba Nigeria Mask

Artist Unknown, African, Yoruba Peoples Nigeria

TC2008.2

wood, pigment

rank 38.51458