PAST - Adornment Pieces from the African Collection 

Conical shaped crown with multi-colored beadwork and a beaded fringe veil. From the bottom of the crown moving up, there are three rows of four faces, where the opposing faces have the same color. On the bottom, 2 faces are blue and 2 are green; the next row has 2 white and 2 brown faces; the top row has 2 white and two yellow faces. The red beads on the faces may resemble scarification marks. There are three-dimensional birds along the sides of the crown as well as a large one on top that is removable. 7 strings of multi-colored beads hang from the crown; most of the beaded veil is missing.  
Oba’s Beaded Crown
glass beads, cotton fabric and raffia palm
33 1/16 in x 7 7/8 in x 7 7/8 in (83.98 cm x 20 cm x 20 cm);33 1/16 in x 7 7/8 in x 7 7/8 in (83.98 cm x 20 cm x 20 cm)
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
This knitted or crocheted hat in a tall, cylindrical shape has concentric circles and checkerboard patterns decorating the top. The body of the hat is made of small open circles and short rod-like projections. 
Prestige Cap
cotton and dye
6 7/8 in x 8 11/16 in (17.5 cm x 22 cm)
Gift of Meryl Pinsof-Platt
Pin with designed bulb-like pinhead. Head of the pin is round with its base flowering into four round petal-like shapes. Wrapping around the middle portion of the pinhead is a geometric pattern. 
8 3/16 in x 1 1/2 in x 1 1/2 in (20.8 cm x 3.8 cm x 3.8 cm)
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art
Pin with designed pinhead. Pinhead has a cylindrical shape with a flat cap. The base of the pinhead slightly flares out. The pinhead is engraved with rectilinear designs.
x 7 13/16 in x 5/8 in x 19.8 cm x 1.6 cm
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art
Arusi; Galla
1 in x 3 5/16 in (2.54 cm x 8.41 cm)
Gift of W. Douglas Roberts
5/8 in x 3 9/16 in (1.6 cm x 9 cm)
Gift of W. Douglas Roberts
7 in x 1 5/8 in (17.8 cm x 4.2 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by the Betty J. Lockett Memorial Fund
Twisted metal bracelet with chameleon
cast bronze (cire perdue)
3/16 in x 3 15/16 in (0.48 cm x 10 cm)
Museum Purchase
This red, felt, miter-shaped hat with lateral flaps terminates in gold-colored tassels. An internal wood frame sewn in to the central spine of the hat keeps its peaked shape. Two figures are delicately embroidered with yellow thread, one on each side of the hat. The figure on its left resembles a lizard with a small round head and long tail. The figure on the right is human and appears to be wearing a costume. A narrow strip of green fabric covers the external, central spine or seam of the hat. The hat's interior is green.

elt, embroidery thread, wood
26 3/8 in x 10 1/4 in (67 cm x 26 cm);26 3/8 in x 10 1/4 in (67 cm x 26 cm)
Gift of Dr. Douglas C. Kelley
1 1/8 in x 3 in x 2 3/8 in (2.9 cm x 7.6 cm x 6 cm)
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
Open-back shoes with leather soles attached to a cloth-lining with metal tacks. The beadwork on the upper part of the shoe is blue with a British style crown rendered in gold, silver, red, blue, yellow, and green beads. 
Oba's Slippers
wood, metal, cloth, leather, and multi-colored beadwork
10 13/16 in x 9 13/16 in x 3 1/8 in (27.46 cm x 24.92 cm x 7.94 cm)
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
A necklace composed of two beaded, square panels joined by a double strand of clusters of beads. The double strand joining the panels consists of beads in shades of green, blue, pink, yellow, and white. The square panels are decorated with zig-zag patterns in various colors and feature a face in the center, made of red beads. 
Beaded Diviner's Necklace
cloth, multi-colored beadwork, seeds or nuts
20 1/16 in x 17 13/16 in x 1 15/16 in (50.96 cm x 45.24 cm x 4.92 cm);1 3/4 in x 10 5/8 in x 11 1/4 in (4.45 cm x 26.99 cm x 28.58 cm)
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis

Jewelry, hair pieces, slippers, and head wear.


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19 Collection Object Sources

Prestige Cap (1983/1.95)
Hairpin (1984/2.23)
Hairpin (1984/2.36)
Bracelet (1985/2.37)
Bracelet (1985/2.38)
Hairpin (1985/2.40)
Hat (1997/1.172)
Bracelet (1997/1.335)
Oba's Slippers (1997/1.307.1-2)
Diviner's Bag (1997/1.339)
Bracelet (1997/1.517)
Bracelet (2000/2.47)
Beaded Bracelet (2014/2.56)

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