YORUBA, BEADED CROWN 2, Nigeria, 9", $500, SOLD, © Tim Hamill
Traditionally, Yoruba crowns were worn by the king, or Oba, in public ceremonies. They were embellished with symbolic designs. Beads were signs of wealth and status.
Most of these are contemporary and were probably made for sale rather than for use by a king.
The veil, here missing, was to separate the divine king from mortals.
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