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Basic Information

Artifact Identification Headdress   (1984.08.0001)
  1. Communication Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Personal Symbols
  4. :
  5. Status Symbols
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Republic, 1965
Culture Madias, Indian

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 51.0 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 47.5 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 36.0 cm
Weight 1012 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Animal--Horn, Animal--Feather, Textile , Animal--Shell
Manufacturing Processes Weaving, Sewing
Munsell Color Information Deep Reddish Orange (10R 4/12 ) -ns Dark Grayish Yellowish Brown ( 10YR 2/2) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

Headdress. Basket with cloth covering outside and draping down sides. Two horns (bison?) attached to either side. Animal hair around base of horn. Plume of feathers extends from rear. Cowrie shells dangle from front. It is already mounted on a strand. Colors are orange, brown, black, and white.

Description N/A
Comparanda N/A

(1) Cole, Herbert M. and Doran H. Ross. The Arts of Ghana. Los Angeles: University of California, 1977. p.16, picture.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Gift of Mrs. Royden Dangerfield
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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