House of the Head ("Ile ori")
Africa, Nigeria, Oyo
10 1/2 in. x 8 1/4 in. x 8 1/4 in. (26.67 cm x 20.96 cm x 20.96 cm)
Leather, cowrie shells, textiles, and fibers
Gift of the Christensen Fund Collection
Currently On View
Christensen Collection #41078
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The ethical doctrine or principle that the interests of the individual are or ought to be paramount in determination of conduct. W
Use with reference to endeavors to communicate with the souls of the dead or other spirits. [February 1993 related term added.]
All property or resources that have monetary or exchangeable value or economic utility. WCOL9 [February 1993 descriptor moved.]
Shell of any of numerous marine gastropod mollusks of a family widely distributed in warm seas; beautifully polished, often brightly colored, and much used for ornament or as money. W [August 1996 alternate term added. April 1993 lead-in term added. March 1992 lead-in term changed, was 'courie'; descriptor changed, was "cowrie". February 1992 descriptor moved.]
Receptacles or formed or flexible coverings designed to hold, store, or ship objects or substances. [July 1994 related term added.]
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