Headdress (Jagún Jagún)

Wood, iron, nails, fiber, and sacrificial materials | 111.8cm | Mid–/late 19th century


This imposing sculptural headdress would have been worn in masquerades honoring Ogun, the Yoruba god of iron, warfare, and technology. It was also part of a shrine where offerings of yams were applied to its surface. Ogun is depicted as a warrior on ...
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