Ekoi Headdress, Nigeria
height 10 1/2in (26.7cm)
the coiled fiber base beneath an animal head, completely covered with animal skin, the protruding mouth inset with raffia, three horns projecting from the crown; reddish-brown patina with black painted highlights, '0955' in white pigment on reverse.
Alan Frumkin, Chicago, 1967
Ernst Anspach Collection, Sotheby's, New York, November 2002 (Lot 126)
Private Collection, New York
Notre Dame Art Gallery, Anspach Collection, March 17 - May 12, 1968
University of California Santa Barbara, African Arts of Transformation, November 24 - December 20, 1970