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“House of the Head” shrine (ile-ori)

African, Nigeria, Yoruba peoples
mid-20th century


Dimensions

Overall: 62 x 24 x 24 cm (24 7/16 x 9 7/16 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

2007.1000

Medium or Technique

Cloth, leather, cowrie, string, mirrors

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania

Classifications

Religious and cult objects

Provenance

By the early 1980s, sold by Nimaga African Import, Los Angeles, to Dr. Jeffrey and Deborah Stokes Hammer; mid-1990s sold by Deborah Stokes Hammer to Drs. James and Gladys Strain, New York; 2007, gift of Drs. James and Gladys Strain and Dr. James P. Strain to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 31, 2007)

Credit Line

Gift of Drs. James and Gladys Strain and Dr. James P. Strain