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Beaded Crown (Ade) of Onijagbo Obasoro Alowolodu, Ogoga of Ikere 1890-1928

Arts of Africa

MEDIUM Glass beads, cloth, basketry
  • Place Made: Osun State, Nigeria
  • DATES late 19th or early 20th century
    DIMENSIONS 22 3/4 x 8 1/2 in. (diam.) (57.8 x 21.6 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Caroline A.L. Pratt Fund, Frederick Loeser Fund, and Carll H. de Silver Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Yoruba. Beaded Crown (Ade) of Onijagbo Obasoro Alowolodu, Ogoga of Ikere 1890-1928, late 19th or early 20th century. Glass beads, cloth, basketry, 22 3/4 x 8 1/2 in. (diam.) (57.8 x 21.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Caroline A.L. Pratt Fund, Frederick Loeser Fund, and Carll H. de Silver Fund, 70.109.2. Creative Commons-BY
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Conical basketry frame covered by a stiffened cloth base which is embroidered with glass beads: white, blue, green, pink, red-orange, ochre, and violet. Its relief decoration is also beaded. The top of the crown is surmounted by four abstract birds. The top tier of the headdress is decorated with two opposed frontal faces. The second and third tiers are each decorated with four frontal faces. The faces are spaced by panels containing geometric patterns. CONDITION: Good, but lacking flaps and two of the wooden bird beaks are missing.
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