Janus-faced Dance Crest for Ekeleke Performance
Arts of Africa
Wood, glass mirror, pigment
21 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 8 in. (54.6 x 21.6 x 20.3 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of Ruth E. Wilner
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Nupe. Janus-faced Dance Crest for Ekeleke Performance, 20th century. Wood, glass mirror, pigment, 21 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 8 in. (54.6 x 21.6 x 20.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Ruth E. Wilner, 1990.222.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1990.222.2_side.jpg)
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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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