YORUBA BEADED CROWN 42, NIGERIA
Photographs © Tim Hamill
11 " high (crown) 19" high (with veil) x 6.5" wide
This unusual and small old crown (?) is formed on a gourd and does not look like it was intended to be worn. Only a few of the veil strands survive.
The inside is lined with a simple dark green cotton cloth, stretched across the bottom and torn from handling.
The bird on the top of the crown has an extension that inserts into a hole on the top of the crown. It is removable. The crown was photographed on a simple, sectional black base as shown in the installation picture. It can be purchased for $25.
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