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A Breeze of Blessing: The Masquerade of the Egungun

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The Museum is currently displaying an egungun costume from the Yoruba people of Nigeria. The costume is used during the annual or biennial egungun ceremony and during funeral rites. The costume is believed to be inhabited by a spirit during the masquerade performance and the wearer may mediate between the world of the living and dead in judicial and tribal matters. The costume is richly decorated and its appearance displays the wealth and status of the family who commissioned the costume.
Preview (NoCar Oversize N 715 R2 A26), Vol. Issue , Jan/Feb 2007, p12-13