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Janus-faced Dance Crest for Ekeleke Performance

Catalogue Description:
Janus-faced dance crest with one face colored red, the other white. The two faces surmount a neck which flares at the lower edge to form a disk that would originally have been attached to a basketry headpiece. Atop the head are two disk-like projections, each with a square mirror attached to it. Both disks have traces of red and blue designs. CONDITION: One disk has been broken off and reattached. There is also evidence of a prior repair on the side of the red face.


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