Idoma Janus Headdress, Nigeria #876 PROVENANCE

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  • Idoma Janus Headdress, Nigeria #876 PROVENANCE
  • A carved wooden Janus Form Headdress with two faces accented with kaolin clay pigment and raised forms representing the coiffure. The Headdress has a well handled and weathered surface suggesting field use and wear.
  • Idoma peoples, Cross River, Nigeria, Africa.
  • Ca. 1940-50's
  • Measurements: The sculpture measures 12.5 inches tall.
  • PROVENANCE: Estate of Distinguished Professor Philip Gould, NYC. Professor of Art History at Columbia University and Sarah Lawrence College, Professor Philip Gould was a passionate collector of African Art, and curated numerous museum and gallery exhibitions.