Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Ejagham maker
  • headdress, circa 1950
  • Where object was made: Cameroon
  • wood, antelope skin?, plant fiber, weaving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 28 x 12.5 x 11 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 11 x 4 7/8 x 4 5/16 in
  • Gift of Larry W. Welling
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3099
Label Text

The human-like head has a very long neck and a small woven base. Antelope skin is stretched over a form. There are three bumps on either side of the face, in front of the ears and two more in the center of the forehead. The eyes are dark grey. The mouth is open revealing small wooden teeth. The surface on the top of the head and back of the neck is uneven. The neck is very long with a prominent larynx.