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Yoruba people South-western region, Nigeria
Beaded dance panel [Shoulder bag with beaded front depicting a human face, trade cloth strap and beaded fringe at bottom] early - mid 20th century Place made: Nigeria
Materials & Technique: sculptures, ceremonial objects, cotton, glass beads, dyes, wood
Dimensions: maximum 51.0 h x 23.5 w x 2.0 d cm
Acknowledgement: Max Ernst Collection, purchased 1985
Accession No: NGA 85.1838
Subject: African art
Provenance:
  • bought by Max Ernst from early 1940s;
  • by descent to his widow, Dorothea Tanning, in 1976;
  • to Douglas Ewing, New York, in 1983;
  • from whom bought by the Australian National Gallery, October 1985