YORUBA EGUNGUN HEADDRESSES 2 (61-81)

The Egungun headdresses on this page have been vetted as authentic.

Egungun
Headdress 61
12" high x 19" wide
$1000

Egungun
Headdress 62
15" high x 18" wide
$1000

Egungun
Headdress 67
13.5" high
$800



Egungun
Headdress 63
11" high x 12" wide
$800



Egungun
Headdress 64
11.5" high x 13" wide
$600



Egungun
Headdress 69
10" high
$1000



Egungun
Headdress 70
15.5" high
$800



Egungun
Headdress 71
10" high
$600


Egungun
Headdress 72
15" high
$800

Egungun
Headdress 73
16" high
$800

Egungun
Headdress 74
8.5" high
$600

Egungun
Headdress 75
25" high
$600

Egungun
Headdress 76
10.5" high
$600

Egungun
Headdress 77
14" high
$600

Egungun
Headdress 78
8" high
$500

Egungun
Headdress 79
16" high
$600

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

YORUBA EGUNGUN HEADDRESSES 2 (61-81)

The Egungun headdresses on this page have been vetted as authentic.

The word Egungun refers to masking associated with honored male lineage ancestors. While each mask has a personal name, it does not usually refer to a specific ancestor. Rather, Egungun masks embody the "collective force of the ancestors. All of the Egungun in a community appear annually during a joyful festival that celebrates the distinguished dead. During the festival, the ancestors bless the living, promote physical and spiritual health, settle disputes, enforce tradition and morality, and cleanse the community of witchcraft.

--from African Shapes of the Sacred: Yoruba Religious Art by Carol Ann Lorenz, Senior Curator, Longyear Museum of Anthropology, Colgate University.

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