Girl's Circumcision Headdress


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Basic Information

Artifact Identification Girl's Circumcision Headdress   (1971.06.0001)
  1. Communication Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Personal Symbols
  4. :
  5. Status Symbols
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Nationalist, Mid 20th century
Culture Maasai
Location On Exhibitin the Africa exhibit

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 48.4 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 13.3 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 0.7 cm
Weight 87 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Animal--Shell, Animal--Skin--without Fur/Feathers/Scales, Plant, Glass, Metal
Manufacturing Processes Stringing, Beaded, Joining, Tanning
Munsell Color Information waived

Research Remarks

Published Description N/A
Description N/A

See photo and description in Africa Adorned, p. 30.


Fisher, Angela. Africa Adorned. London: Collins, 1984. Mack, John, Anee-Marie Bouttiaux, Frieda Sorber, Anne Van Cutsem, Mauro Magliani. African Costumes and Textiles from the Berbers to the Zulus: the Zaira and Marcel Mis Collection. Milan: 5 Continents Editions, 2008.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Purchase
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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