Ejagham headdress from the Cross River Region in Nigeria. It is 27 inches high. the monumental hairstyle is composed of five coiled plaits or braids unusually large in African statuary and masterful in the perfection and symmetry of their coils. this hairstyle was worn by young women during initiation and the period of reclusion prior to marriage From the Merton D. Simpson collection. It sold for $305,000.
Ejagham Janus Helmet Mask, Cross River Region, Nigeria and Cameroon consisting of a wood carcass covered in Red Duiker (Cephalophus natalensis) hide, with attachments of Human (Homo sapiens) hair. Height: 16 3/4 in (42.5 cm)