Permanent Collection

Egungun Masquerade Costume

Title: Egungun Masquerade Costume
Dimensions: H. approx. 60 in. (152.4 cm)
Medium: Cloth, wood, beads, coins, cowrie shells, and sequins
Credit Line: Purchased with funds provided through a bequest from Lucile E. Moorman
Object Number: 97.5.1

Culture: Yoruba; Ouidah, Benin
Inscriptions: At the top of the cloth panel with rooster motif on the back of the headpiece: AYELOBOLA
Classification: Textiles
Department: African