Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Boki or Ejagham peoples
  • headdress, mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Cameroon
  • wood, metal, clay, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 27.5 x 11 x 12 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 10 13/16 x 4 5/16 x 4 3/4 in
  • Anonymous gift
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3144

Stylized human figure has hair that is indicated with a grid pattern on the sides and back of the head. The face is roughly carved. There are small nails in the eyes, decorated with clay. There are three small bumps along each side of the face. The body is barrel-like with two small bumps, probably breasts, and a small bump low on the abdomen which may be a navel. It has a round base. The mask is dark brown.

The back has a narrow white hourglass design.