YORUBA EGUNGUN HEADDRESSES ARCHIVES

The headdresses below have been sold and are left here for reference and educational purposes.

For UNSOLD Yoruba Egungun headresses GO TO EGUNGUN HEADDRESSES 1 PAGE (31-51)

and GO TO EGUNGUN HEADDRESSES 2 PAGE (61-81)

Egungun
Headdress 32
11.5" high
SOLD

Egungun
Headdress 68
10.5" high
SOLD

Egungun
Headdress 66
5.5" high x 14" wide
SOLD

Egungun
Headdress 65

8.5" high x 9.5" wide
SOLD


Egungun
Headdress 80
21.5" long
SOLD

Egungun
Headdress 49
10.5" high
SOLD

Egungun
Headdress 81
6.5" high x 10" long
SOLD

Egungun
Headdress 48
13" high
SOLD

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

YORUBA EGUNGUN HEADDRESSES ARCHIVES

The Egungun headdresses on this page have been vetted as old and authentic.

The word Egungun refers to masking associated with honored male lineage ancestors. While each mask has a personal name, it does not usually refer to a specific ancestor. Rather, Egungun masks embody the "collective force of the ancestors. All of the Egungun in a community appear annually during a joyful festival that celebrates the distinguished dead. During the festival, the ancestors bless the living, promote physical and spiritual health, settle disputes, enforce tradition and morality, and cleanse the community of witchcraft.

--from African Shapes of the Sacred: Yoruba Religious Art by Carol Ann Lorenz, Senior Curator, Longyear Museum of Anthropology, Colgate University.


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