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Egungun Dance Costume

Arts of Africa

CULTURE Yoruba
MEDIUM Wood, cotton and wool textiles, aluminum
GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATIONS
DATES mid 20th century
DIMENSIONS est.: 55 x 6 x 63 in. (139.7 x 15.2 x 160 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 1998.125
CREDIT LINE Gift of Sam Hilu
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Yoruba. Egungun Dance Costume, mid 20th century. Wood, cotton and wool textiles, aluminum, est.: 55 x 6 x 63 in. (139.7 x 15.2 x 160 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Sam Hilu, 1998.125. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 1998.125_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2016
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Dance costume composed of a wooden beam, which rests on top of the head, draped in several layers of varied cotton and wool textile panels. Comparatively newer, resist-dyed and factory made cloths are on the outer layer of textile panels, while indigo(?)-dyed panels are underneath. Textile panels are decorated with embossed and perforated aluminum geometric objects, sewed onto the surface. Condition : good. Conservation backing has been sewn onto the back of the innermost layer of panels. Two longer panels are separate from the main assemblage.
RECORD COMPLETENESS Best (81%)
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Egungun Dance Costume