Bamana. <em>Dance Headdress (Ci-wara Kun)</em>, late 19th-early 20th century. Wood, metal, 36 3/8 x 14 1/4 x 2 7/8 in. (92.4 x 36.2 x 7.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Rosemary and George Lois, 77.245.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 77.245.1_SL1.jpg)

Dance Headdress (Ci-wara Kun)


Medium: Wood, metal

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Dates:late 19th-early 20th century

Dimensions: 36 3/8 x 14 1/4 x 2 7/8 in. (92.4 x 36.2 x 7.3 cm)



Accession Number: 77.245.1

Image: 77.245.1_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Male: antelope headdress in vertical style with glossy, deep reddish brown patina. The mane consists of three sweeping curved bands with elaborate openwork "V" shaped configurations in each band. Head is narrow and snout is elongated. There are incised decorative notches on head and on both sides of body near tail. Horns are very tall and bifurcated - tips are carved almost at right angle near top. Horns decorated with incised grooves. Edges of ears are notched. Condition: very good. Proper left ear has native repair; metal plate is nailed across crack at top edge.

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