Artist Baule, African
Title
  • Scorpion
  • Ceremonial Headband
Date 19th century
Medium Gold leaf over carved wood
Dimensions Overall (ornament): 1 5/8 inches × 3 inches (4.1 × 7.6 cm)
Overall (headband): 2 3/4 × 9 1/4 × 9 1/2 inches (7 × 23.5 × 24.1 cm)
Including base (mount): 9 1/2 × 9 1/4 × 9 1/2 inches (24.1 × 23.5 × 24.1 cm)
Overall (footprint of base): 8 × 8 inches (20.3 × 20.3 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Lillian Henkel Haass
Accession Number 49.340.C
Department Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas
On View African: Fit for a King, Level 1 (see map)
Lillian Henkel Haass [1879-1960];
1949-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)