Artist Baule, African
Title
  • Chameleon
  • Ceremonial Headband
Date 19th century
Medium Gold leaf over carved wood
Dimensions Overall (ornament): 1 5/8 × 3 1/4 inches (4.1 × 8.3 cm)
Overall (headband): 2 3/4 × 9 1/4 × 9 1/2 inches (7 × 23.5 × 24.1 cm)
Including base (manual): 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.B
Department Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas
On View African: Fit for a King, Level 1 (see map)
Lillian Henkel Haass [1879-1960];
1949-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)