X76.17.11 Ancient Mother costume and X76.1716 headpiece (odogu)

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Object Name: Ancient Mother costume and headpiece (odogu)

Artist: Lawrence Ajanaku (b. circa 1928)

Culture: Okpella peoples

Place of Origin: Ogiriga Village, Nigeria

Date/Era: 1973

Dimensions: Costume: 112 x 118 cm; H (of headpiece): 91 cm

Medium/Materials: Costume: cotton, burlap, stuffing, yarn, thread; Headpiece: wood basketry, yarn, fabric

Credit Line: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of Mrs. W. Thomas Davis in Memory of W. Thomas Davis.

Accession Number: X76.17.11 (headpiece) and X76.1716 (costume)

Description

Source: Marla C. Berns, World Arts, Local Lives: The Collections of the Fowler Museum at UCLA. Fowler Museum, Los Angeles, 2014

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