Bamum. <em>Funerary Headdress (Tugunga)</em>, late 19th century. Wood, rattan, pigment, 33 x 14 3/16 x 14 3/16 in. (83.8 x 36 x 36 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Melville W. Hall, 73.36. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 73.36_front_PS1.jpg)

Funerary Headdress (Tugunga)


Medium: Wood, rattan, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:late 19th century

Dimensions: 33 x 14 3/16 x 14 3/16 in. (83.8 x 36 x 36 cm)



Accession Number: 73.36

Image: 73.36_front_PS1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Funerary headdress. The carved head of blackened wood, decorated by an ochre pigment decoration, rests on a wood neck-base. This base is covered by basketry weavings. The forms of the face are flat in character and are marked contrast to the undulating lines of the headdress.

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