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Hat with crest and boar's tusks | Dallas Museum of Art

Hat with crest and boar's tusks - DMA Collection Online

Africa | Bwami society ceremonial hat / headdress from the Lega people, of the Kivu region, DR Congo | Formed from the bony armoured skin of a Temmincks pangolin. Buttons and basketry | Early 20th century

Finch & Co - Rare Central Zaire Lega Sacred Ceremonial Headdress

Africa | Bwami hat for Ngandu or Yananio Level.  Lega people of DR Congo (Maniema or Sud-Kivu Province) | Plant fiber, mollusk shells, cowrie shells, buttons, pangolin scales, and pangolin tail | ca. late 19th to early 20th century

Africa | Bwami hat for Ngandu or Yananio Level. Lega people of DR Congo (Maniema or Sud-Kivu Province) | Plant fiber, mollusk shells, cowrie shells, buttons, pangolin scales, and pangolin tail | ca. late 19th to early 20th century

Africa | Hat 'Lapuum' from the Kuba (Bushoong) people of the Kasai region of DR Congo | Vegetal fiber, feathers and antelope skin.

Coiffe «Lapuum» Kuba . Région du Kasaï - R.D.C. Fibres végétales, plumes

Africa | Hat 'Lapuum' from the Kuba (Bushoong) people of the Kasai region of DR Congo | Vegetal fiber, feathers and antelope skin.

ASHETU OR CEREMONIAL HAT, BASED BAMILEKE PEOPLE CAMEROON, WEST AFRICA 20TH C. HEMP 6'' W x 7'' D x 14'' H - The Ashetu is known as a prestige hat for dignitaries of the Bamun and the Bamileke peoples of the Cameroon Grassfield region...This one is made with handwoven fabric, decorated with multi-color trade beads. The burls or "dreads" are crocheted over individual wooden pegs

Bamileke People Cameroon, West Africa C. Hemp W x D x H Ashetu or Ceremonial Hat

Lega Peoples Ceremonial Headdress (1900 to 2000) - Pangolin, fibre, shells These ceremonial hats were regarded by the Lega as sacred objects and were only worn by high-ranking initiates of the Lega Bwami society. Demonstrating the status of its owner, the headdress was used in dances to carry an important symbolic message. To the Lega the pangolin is a cultural hero who, they believe, taught them how to roof their houses...similar to that of its bony scaly carapace...

Finch & Co - African Central Zaire Lega Peoples Ceremonial Headdress

Africa | Chief's Hat ("Mpu a nzim")  from the Mbala peoples of the DR Congo | 20th century | Raffia fiber and snail (nsimbu) shells

DR Congo Mbala peoples chief's hat, Mpu a nzim, of raffia fibre and snail shells, C.

Mbala peoples Creation Place/Dates:	Democratic Republic of the Congo, 20th century Title:	Chief's Hat ("Mpu a nzim") Medium:	Raffia fiber and snail (nsimbu) shells Dimensions:	5 7/8 x 10 13/16 x 10 13/16 in. (15 x 27.5 x 27.5 cm) , 5-7/8 x 10-13/16 x 10-13/16 in. , 15 x 27.5 x 27.5 cm

Mbala peoples Creation Place/Dates: Democratic Republic of the Congo, century Title: Chief's Hat ("Mpu a nzim") Medium: Raffia fiber and snail (nsimbu) shells Dimensions: 5 x 10 x 10 in.

BOAR’S TUSKS  Boar’s tusk helmet with cheek-guards and a double bone hook on top.  Mycenae, chamber Tomb 515, 14th–13th C. BC.   Athens, National Archaeological Museum, Prehistoric Collection

BOAR’S TUSKS Boar’s tusk helmet with cheek-guards and a double bone hook on top. Mycenae, chamber Tomb C.

Woven Lega Hat of the Bwami Society Zaire 20th century CE | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Woven Lega Hat of the Bwami Society Zaire century CE

Mycenaean Boar Tusk Helmet - Bronze-age Greece - this style was worn by Odysseus

Mycenaean Boar Tusk Helmet - Bronze-age Greece, in the style worn by Odysseus

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