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Headdress (taounza)


Artist Unknown (Berber (Ida ou Semlal))


20th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
Headdress (taounza), Artist Unknown (Berber (Ida ou Semlal))
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Adornment | Silver, enamel
Size: 10 1/4 x 5 3/4 x 1 5/8 in. (26.04 x 14.61 x 4.13 cm)
Creation Place: Africa, Morocco, North Africa region
Culture: Berber (Ida ou Semlal), Africa, Morocco, North Africa region
Style: 20th century
Physical Description: bowed rectangular band inlaid with alternating fields of green and yellow flower designs within squares; central red raised circle; coins used to adorn band and to extreme ends of crossing chain; inlaid clasps at sides
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Ethel Morrison Van Derlip Fund
Accession Number: 97.73.9
Added to Site: February 28, 2009