rather flat headgear with slightly rounded top; white leopard with black spots stands at top with two human heads on either side of cat (one with brown skin and tuft of black hair at top front of head, the other with yellowish-tan skin and hair in a modified Mohawk hairstyle) and animal head with long pointed snout, baring many teeth, in front of cat; holes drilled around edge; band of twisted striped cloth nailed around edge

Egungun headdress, 1950s

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Title
Egungun headdress
Role
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Accession Number
2011.30.2
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rather flat headgear with slightly rounded top; white leopard with black spots stands at top with two human heads on either side of cat (one with brown skin and tuft of black hair at top front of head, the other with yellowish-tan skin and hair in a modified Mohawk hairstyle) and animal head with long pointed snout, baring many teeth, in front of cat; holes drilled around edge; band of twisted striped cloth nailed around edge