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unknown Ekiti
Yoruba Primary

Orikogbofo (Beaded Coronet)

Fabric with glass seed and bugle beads

6 7/8 x 8.125 x 8.875 in. (17.399 x 20.638 x 22.543 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 99.3.98
Other Number(s): 73 (161) (Neufeld Collection Number)
161 (Sotheby's Lot Number)
Geography: Africa, Nigeria
Classification: Ceremonial and Performance Artifacts
Culture/Nationality: Ekiti, Yoruba, Nigerian, West African, African
Collection: Neufeld Collection

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This object has the following keywords:
  • African - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Africa, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea.
  • beading - Trimming, furnishing, adorning, or covering textiles or objects with beads, or creating jewelry by stringing beads.
  • coronets - Smaller or lesser crowns usually signifying a high rank below that of a sovereign.
  • Ekiti
  • Nigerian
  • West African - Styles and cultures from the region comprising the westernmost area of the African continent, defined by the United Nations as including the modern nations of Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.
  • Yoruba

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Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
  • Backtalk: Exposures, Erasures, and Elisions of the Bryn Mawr College African Art Collection Bryn Mawr College , Feb 5, 2015 – Jun 1, 2015

  • Owner Name: Mace Neufeld and Helen Katz Neufeld, Class of 1953
    Role: Donor
    Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, US
    Ownership End Date: 12/17/1997

  • Owner Name: Galerie Schwarz-Weiss; Gerd Stoll & Mareidi Singer
    Role: Seller
    Place: Essen, Germany
    Acquisition Method: Acquired in Nigeria
    Ownership Start Date: 1964-1969
    Ownership End Date: 1981
    Remarks: Purchased by Gert Stoll in Nigeria when he lived there between 1964-1969 per email correspondence with him.

Bibliography List
The following Bibliography exist for this object:
  • Important Tribal Art Sotheby's . New York, NY, 1989
    Figure Number: 161
  • "African Heritage Document and Research Center." (Accessed June 11, 2020): Record No.: 0103017.
  • Mareidi Stoll and Gert Stoll. "Galerie Schwarz-Weiss." (1981): Galerie Schwarz-Weiss, Munich, Germany. Figure Number: 31.

Comparanda List
The following Comparanda exist for this object:
  • "Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco." (Accessed April 8, 2020): Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Accession No.: 1975-12-19.

Related Bibliography List
The following Related Bibliography exist for this object:
  • "ÌMỌ̀ DÁRA." (Accessed May 10, 2020):
  • "Corning Museum of Glass Online Collection." (Accessed May 10, 2020):
  • A. I. Asiw Aju, "Political Motivation and Oral Historical Traditions in Africa: The Case of Yoruba Crowns,1900-1960." Africa: Journal of the International African Institute 46, no. 2 (1976): 113-127 .

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