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King's Crown

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King's Crown
King's Crown
King's Crown
19th century
Beads, leather, canvas, and wicker
The Ethel Morrison Van Derlip Fund

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Yoruba kingdoms of Ife and Oyo
  • According to Yoruba (YOUR-a-bah) mythology, the first Yoruba kings were the offspring of the creator, Oduduwa (oh-doo-DOO-wah).

  • A Yoruba king's crown identifies the status of its wearer and gives the king the power to interact with the spirit world in order to benefit his people.

  • A veil, a large face, and a group of birds are SYMBOLS that commonly appear on a Yoruba king's crown.

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