<em>Dance Ornament</em>, 19th century. Wood, turban snail (Turbo petholatus) opercula, pigment, 7 1/4 x 6 1/4 x 12 3/4 in. (18.4 x 15.9 x 32.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Helen Babbott Sanders Fund, 84.109. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 84.109_SL1.jpg)

Dance Ornament

Medium: Wood, turban snail (Turbo petholatus) opercula, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:19th century

Dimensions: 7 1/4 x 6 1/4 x 12 3/4 in. (18.4 x 15.9 x 32.4 cm)

Collections:

Museum Location: Brooklyn Museum, BMA, 5H3, 8F

Accession Number: 84.109

Image: 84.109_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Carved and painted malangan dance ornament in the shape of a rooster standing on a flying fish. Painted in black and red with traces of white. Eyes of rooster are inlaid shells. Condition: Paint flaking off. Piece of the cockscomb has broken off and is stored with the piece. There is already a repair on this tip. Tip of fish's wing is missing. Old repairs: across tail feathers; on cockscomb; across tip of fish's wing (repaired with a nail under fish's wing).

Brooklyn Museum Logo