Headdress

African, Cameroon, Grassfields, Nso kingdom
20th century


Object Place: Grassfields, Cameroon

Dimensions

Length x width x height: 48.3 x 53.3 x 38.1 cm (19 x 21 x 15 in.) Brushed metal stand: 15 x 17.5 cm (5 7/8 x 6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

2011.498

Medium or Technique

Raffia and feathers

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Men’s ceremonial headdress. Raffia base with large crown of feathers. Most feathers are brown, with a light colored group at top center.

Provenance

Around 1990-1995, sold by Marital Bronsin, Brussels, to Holly and David Ross; 2011, gift of Holly and David Ross to the MFA. (Accession date: September 21, 2011)

Credit Line

Gift of Holly and David Ross