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Ceremonial Robe of the Déji of Akure, late 19th century - early 20th century
Akure, Ondo region, Nigeria; Yoruba
Velvet, cotton, beads, H: 50 in, W: 104 1/2 in
Purchase 1993 Frank Conklin, Jr. Memorial Fund, Avis Miller Pond Bequest Fund, John J. O'Neill Bequest Fund and The Members' Fund  93.268
Not On View
Provenance: Eric Robertson, by at least 1993; Newark Museum, purchase, 1993
Exhibition History:
"African Beaded Art: Power and Adornment," Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts (February 1 - June 15, 2008).

"Royals & Regalia: Inside the Palaces of Nigeria's Monarchs," Newark Museum, February 25 - August 9, 2015

"Power Dressing: Men's Fashion and Prestige in Africa," Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey (October 19, 2005 - January 22, 2006); Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York (April 2 - May 28, 2006); Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico (December 17, 2006 - February 18, 2007); Memphis Brooks Musum of Art, Memphis, Tennessee (March 19, 2007 - May 20, 2007).