Title: Beaded Coronet (orikogbofo)
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Title: Beaded Coronet (orikogbofo)
Physical Description: Imported glass beads, cotton cloth, plant fibers 10 x 8 3/4 x 8 3/4 in. (25.4 x 22.2 x 22.2 cm)
Creator: Yoruba People, 20th Century
 Subjects
Subject: Exhibition -- Between the Beads: Reading African Beadwork
Spatial Coverage: Africa -- Nigeria
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Abstract: Crowns and coronets are not mere decoration but empower the king or chief as they are packed with spiritual medicines. Motifs and colors offer symbolic protection and identify the attributes of the ruler. This coronet, with predominantly yellow beads, associates the power of the king with that of the deities who have the attributes of calm and rationality, Oduduwa the creator, and Orunmila, who controls fate. The faces are those of the rulers’ divine ancestors.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00082550
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art
Holding Location: Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: 2002.39.9

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